I edited out a rambling commentary on the Max Dunbar post and probably should have kept it in. I read Max’s article as focussing more on self-publishing fiction, particularly novels, which I think is a problematic area. However, I think self-publishing can work for small-scale, focussed works, as I’ve said here (the ‘Let’s Have a Golden Age’ post):
http://literaturenetwork.org/?p=1240
At some point I want to do a proper post on this, but I suspect it will finally turn up sometime in 2010…