There are wonderful novels in the world, waiting for you to take them home. Modern age, with its technological advances, can whisk them to you in bits and bytes in seconds.
As a reader, these electric deliveries grant access unthought of mere decades ago. Books unable to find love at a traditional publisher come forth. It is an excellent opportunity for reader and writer alike.
Not all novels are equal. Every single publishing company out there has released books many dislike and, though writing is subjective, have done it more than once. Self-published books show an even larger gap between awesome and airsick.
Putting works out for public consumption has become as easy as calling your first draft finished. It is also cheaper to publish online. This is great for the novelist who is ready for an audience. But it is more often disaster for a reader seeking a new favorite author.
I love seeing my work improve, but I am not buying E-books just hoping the author will get better. I write a fair amount but share only a small percent; there are many projects yet not worthy.
Does online publishing bring more good or bad writers? How often do you read E-books by self-published authors?