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Garrison Keillor is worried that self-publishing will become so ubiquitous that writing as a profession and publishing as a business will go the way of the dinosaur, the 2-party system, and actual humor on SNL. I don’t think so. Sturgeon’s Law will apply on either side of the publishing industry singularity. Sure, there will be more crap, but there always is. People will still be willing to pay for the good stuff and there will still be gatekeepers. Lower barriers to distribution will mean more indie shops and more opportunities for both new and estabished authors. It’s not the end of writing. Just the opposite — it’s the return of the midlist.

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