Self-Publishing Thrives As A Cottage Industry

06/29/2010 10:51 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Angela K. Durden Publishing Perspectives

An offshoot of the cottage industry mindset was self-publishing. In the early 1990s, still believing in the old model of submit-wait-pray, I approached publishers large and small. Some of the nice, helpful rejection letters contained the term "platform," which I had never heard.

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