Well, I just learned that the Horror Writers Association (HWA) passed a bylaw amendment allowing self published writers to become active members. There isn't even a good way to verify if these people really have the sales they claim. But, anything for more membership dues. Now, this will get people mad at me. I think self publishers are the scourge of the written world. They choke the market with unsellable garbage and go around saying "this is the new order of things." I am very disappointed with this development. Alas, I seem to be in the minority as it passed decisively.