What Warren Adler said: (The author of “War of the Roses” and 26 other published novels is profiled in the NY Times Today about his decision to self-publish and give away online his latest novel.)
The Internet, with its limitless capacity for blogs and whole books that can be electronically whisked from place to place, means people can pretty well publish what they want. On the downside, the competition for readers, already intense, will become maddeningly so. But writers need not make it past the gatekeepers at publishing houses to be published. Vanity publishing – a term Mr. Adler hates – has come into the electronic age.