In a way, I don't quite get the furor over self-pubbed works and their lack of professional editing. It seems to me there is story-telling and there is grammatical excellence, and the two don't necessarily go hand in hand. I'll read a passably interesting story (Grey) despite syntactic and typographic errors, and I don't think perfect typography and grammar will save an uninteresting story (Harlequin). I think it is the same old argument that for people to regard one as educated and worth listening to one should speak correctly. The merit in that argument I'll leave for others to decide (and there is considerable, if one wishes people to open their ears), but I am not getting rid of my kindle and explorations of self-pubbed works. The prices are too attractive, especially for the free first chapters.