While there are a wide variety of authors who self-publish along a spectrum from the terrible and niche to the wonderful and mass appeal, as a self-published author it can be hard to earn the same respect as your published peers. Authors like Chuck Tingle (purveyor of dinosaur erotica and the novel Pounded in the Butt By My Own Butt) certainly don't do anything to change this view in the public's eyes. So as a self-published author, how do you dispel the notion that self-publishing isn't something to be taken seriously? And how do you help illustrate the value of self-publishing as a pursuit to people who make assumptions about it? This panel seeks to dispel common assumptions or ideas about self-publishing and give authors and panellists a place to share how they deal with issues raised by the way they choose to distribute their work.
Track: Self Publishing 101