I like this quote by Anne Rice about whether there is a stigma to self-publishing: "That stigma is finished, over. In the old days, yes, there was that stigma. But nobody believes that now. There are too many successful and acclaimed indie authors; too many indie authors have been invited in by New York houses based on their indie success. No, there is no stigma today."
It's nice to see such a talented and successful established writer who doesn't feel threatened in any way by self-publishing, and who is willing to go on the record saying it's a good thing.
Much more in the full link:
ANNE RICE ON SELF-PUBLISHING