Last week I wrote about the evolution in publishing that has been brought on by ebooks and the accessibilty of self-publishing.
And then, I read an article about a woman who tried for 20 years to get published via the traditional route and finally self-published. 250,000 copies later, I'd say she was a terrific success.
Which is why I find it so disconcerting to read about Jodi Picoult and Sue Grafton discouraging writers from self-publishing. To me, it says that they just don't get it.