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“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.
If Amazon’s angels and Hachette’s helpers are coming in hot — if they sound snarky, belligerent, ugly, as they try to get you to take sides — one option is to strand the hostility. The worst thing a ranting person can hear back is nothing: you may want to provide them with just that.