This process is bad for literature says Poole.
"Part of the function of publishers and high-street book shops is to filter manuscripts, to ensure the good float to the surface. It has always been subjective but it has always required both to put their money where their mouth when it comes to books they believe in. Now anyone can self-publish, that is exceptionally important."Translation: 'OMG! We've got to share our captive market now with just anybody! Even...the hoi polloi!'
See also: journalists vs bloggers