Thought Catalog

Jeff Bezos

“It’s time to back off a bit on the arguments for self-publishing,” says author-activist Hugh Howey. “It’s over. We can coexist now.” And with that, one of the most prominent of the indie authors in self-publishing today calls on his followers to hold their fire. The most important points, Howey says, have been made and understood.

After nine years with the company, the affable director of author and publisher relations is moving on, his wry honesty echoing in the industry: “The good news is that today everybody can publish a book. The bad news is that today everybody an publish a book.”