Now, of all times, writers have options. Yet all that I hear lately is:
~ Traditional publishing is the only way.
~ Traditional publishing is dead.
~ Self-publishing is the right path for everyone.
~ Self-publishing is always a mistake.
Here is the truth: No one should be able to tell you how to run your career. The only person who can make the right decision for you--is you. Take all the advice, then filter it out to the truth that makes sense for you.
This is the only one that matters.
Ahem...how about you? Any soapboxes you'd like to take a stand on today?