Not too long back I read with great interest JA Konrath talk about the virtues of self-publishing and then I later read about him signing with Thomas & Mercer (http://bit.ly/URtWe). Barry Eisler joins the self-publishing band wagon and turns down big book deal. Now he has jumped to the Amazon imprint for a six-figure publishing deal (http://bit.ly/jy4wE2). Aparantly this is the next big shift in publishing (http://bit.ly/jy4wE2).
I am mildly confused. Is this back sliding or the next big thing ?