Author Steven Leather, on mixed-up priorities:

The vast majority of self-published eBooks are bad. Worse than bad. Awful. There, I’ve said it […]

When I hear “Indie” writers talking about their books, all they seem to talk about is how they go about marketing their work. How they blog, how they work their Facebook contacts, how they post on the forums. I never hear them talking about how they want to improve their craft. For most of the ones I come across it’s all about the selling. I get emails all the time from “Indie” writers asking me what the secret is to selling a lot of eBooks. I don’t get any asking how they can become better writers.

Just because you can publish, promote, and sell something doesn’t mean you should.