Michael N. Marcus discusses writing, editing, design, publishing, marketing, language, culture, politics, food and other things. This blog started in 2008, was on hiatus for the summer and fall of 2017, and restarted in December. Michael took time away from blogging for much of 2019 and 2020 to write books.
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Monday, May 3, 2010
The N. Y. Times says self-publishing is OK
Even my dog reads the Times each morning, and he reads it upside-down.
Recently, The New York Times, the "Gray Lady," the hallowed arbiter of "all the news that's fit to print," "the newspaper of record" and my favorite paper since first grade, published a column by Virginia Heffernan. She discussed recent changes in the book business and wrote, "It’s hard to remember the stigma that once attached to self-publishing."
Apparently some of Virginia's co-workers have not yet gotten the news that the stigma has been removed, because it's extremely hard to get the Times to print a review of a self-pubbed book.