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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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closed as primarily opinion-based by Neil Fein Oct 4 '13 at 1:28

Many good questions generate some degree of opinion based on expert experience, but answers to this question will tend to be almost entirely based on opinions, rather than facts, references, or specific expertise.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Define "better." No, seriously. Otherwise this is just an opinion question. – Lauren Ipsum Oct 4 '13 at 0:30
@LaurenIpsum - Agreed. On hold until this can be clarified. – Neil Fein 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 Ipsum Oct 4 '13 at 2:47