Made the mistake of reading the comment section of an entry in a popular blog.
Once again, some indie authors are calling for the demise of print books, calling it an archaic thing. When addressing the special feeling of reading a book in their hands, they scoff and say that they get that feeling from Createspace books, but NEVER from any of those published by traditional publishers.
Are these people serious? From their tone, they are. Personally, I find it hard to respect authors who show such glee while calling for the demise of print books. The printed word, in every form, is a good thing, and it's such a self-serving kind of xenophobia for these authors to want to see only their way of publishing to succeed while everything else fails. They want readers to have limited options while pretending that they are speaking for the greater good. They can kiss my ass and jump off a cliff.
Ironically, in another entry, these authors are calling traditional publishers insular and thinking that their world is the entire world. Yeah? Those traditional publishers make THEIR books available to overseas folks like me at an affordable price. These indie idiots with their overpriced Createspace books and their Kindle-or-get-lost attitude can get run down by a bus after they have jumped off a cliff. God, such smug stupidity.
I'm sure there are sensible and rational indie authors out there, but it seems like the crazy vocal minority has infested every corner of the indie scene. Admittedly, the scene is small, but that doesn't mean I enjoy being subjected to these weirdos day in and out.