...founder of Smashwords. He's in a good position to make predictions, but in an industry as volatile as today's publishing, it'll be interesting to see what works and what doesn't.
MODS: Move to Publishing if you think best. A link will remain here, I assume. (I don't normally read the publishing forums.)
"I had the pleasure to meet Donald Maass, an author and top tier literary agent for whom I have much respect. I attended a surprising session in which he trashed self-publishing. The mood in the room changed from optimism to dejection when he spoke words to the effect of, 'If you don't care to reach readers, then by all means self-publish.'"