Monday, June 14, 2010

Indie quality control

A self-pubbed author on Amazon asks if readers would like quality control on self-pubbed books. "I would think that having to wade through a pile of mediocre books to reach a gem is a right pain in the gluteus maximus for the average Kindle owner...So...would you as a reader like to know that the self-pubbed books you're exposed to have been through some kind of quality control before rearing their heads on the Amazon sales page? Would it make you more inclined to buy, more inclined to pay more, and more inclined to review?"

It's a speculative question, of course, since Amazon is unlikely to ever do such a thing, but I expect this thread will open a nice big can of worms (and probably invite some indie bashing). Regardless, it should be entertaining to watch.

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