Oh, I realized that. In some ways, I think that adds to the validity of it. Especially since he's not some vastly popular fiction writer who just did the switch to self-publishing in order to take home more of the profits generated from his creations. I'm sure that factored into his decision, but he explained other reasons when Jon Stewart asked why he chose Create Space over a traditional publisher. Namely, that he wanted to retain control over his work. Apparently, he didn't want to make the changes that were suggested to him (like, emphasize this portion for sensationalism or de-emphasize that to avoid offending or some such -- I'm paraphrasing and then some).
Regardless, I found it interesting and hopeful. Moments like these can potentially bring legitimacy to the self-publishing industry in the eyes and minds of readers.
Thank you for commenting.