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This is a really interesting blog post by author Sandra Gulland. She dispels the myth that established authors aren't crazy about ebooks and self publishing.
It's nice to see an author embracing ebooks. It seems we only hear about how ereaders will destroy books rather than how they will transform them.
Many authors are going to Indie publishers and trying to put up their own Backlist. C.J. Cherryh, Jane Fancher and Lynn Abbey have had their own web site for a while at The Closed Circle where they get 100% of the proceeds of their backlist sales.
And the there's now a web site that authors can join to advertise their Backlist sales. Forum on it Here.
I think a lot of authors would love to have their stuff in ebook format, but a lot of their books are still tied up in contracts. I expect more and more will hit the web as their own publishers, and that will be a really good thing.