I attended a writers' workshop recently and was amazed at the contempt some participants had towards ebook publishing (such as Amazon KDP) or independent publishing in general.

I suspect many of them would probably never get published in the traditional way, unless they embrace the latest ebook trend.

In my mind, writers should move with time and trends.

Question: Is ebook publishing a viable alternative to traditional publishing?

Note: "Viable" in this context can refer to finance, prestige etc.

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    Define "better." No, seriously. Otherwise this is just an opinion question. – Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Oct 4 '13 at 0:30
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    @LaurenIpsum - Agreed. On hold until this can be clarified. – Goodbye Stack Exchange Oct 4 '13 at 1:29
  • Thanks. I have updated the question. Please feel free to edit, as I think my sentiments are obvious. Perhaps someone can better capture it so that it is not an opinion question. – Javeer Baker Oct 4 '13 at 2:15
  • Please look at the other questions under the self-publishing tag. We may have covered some of your concerns already. – Lauren-Clear-Monica-Ipsum Oct 4 '13 at 2:47