Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Publish-on-Demand Makes It Easier to Publish Bad Books

Holy Warriors is even worse than I thought. Aside from the mangled history mentioned in the previous post, O'Neill has accepted the crazed Phantom Time hypothesis of Heribert Illig. This proposed that the period from 614 to 911 AD didn't actually happen, but was in fact a massive fabrication instigated by Otto III.

It used to be you had to put up a significant amount of money to self publish a book, but now you can be a published crank with minimal upfront monetary investment.

1 comment:

Hugh Knight said...

On the other hand, the ability to self publish gives people the opportunity to bring out good books that otherwise could never get through the publishing process. It's not the process that's at fault--there have always been bad books.