…comes from a blog entry at PR NewsWire, which seems rather an usual source for this kind of topic. In it one Bob Bly (said to be millionaire direct response copywriter, lecturer, and author of over 85 books) is quoted as saying, “Most [publishers] are teetering on the brink. Submissions are only welcome, if they relate to a TV star, rock star, movie star, politician or someone on death row‘. The answer, says Bly, is self-publication – and the well-known success stories of the genre are cited as evidence. Of course, not every self-published author makes millions, or even one million, but at least an author can get a book out in front of the audience, without facing the depressing phenomenon of fifteen rejection slips!