Why I've self-published

<p>I understand that you were kind enough to mention in The Bookseller my decision to publish my fifth novel online (Media Watch, 18th April). I hope that I may attempt to clarify my position, for your readers' information.</p><p>My suggestion is that certain developments within publishing and bookselling during the past decade--the repeal of the Net Book Agreement, in particular, along with various corporate buyouts on both sides of the industry--have created a business culture that has more to do with paying dividends to shareholders than with creating a sustainable future for the industr...

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