Okay. I'm sure you've heard by now that Thomas Nelson Publishers is transitioning WestBow Press(one of my faves back in the day) into a Self-Publisher entity with the same name, WestBow Press.
If you look at the numbers, last year about 300 books released were indies(500000 books published last year total.) This upside down reality makes you pause. Thus, it would be unwise for Thomas Nelson not to get a piece of that pie. Moreover, WestBow will have some type of distribution relationship with some of Thomas Nelson companies.
Now the challenge of course would be will bookstores recognize the new WestBow? Will authors be forced into the buy-back program for their books?
There is a lot to discuss. Michael Hyatt is chopping it up at his spot, all my writer's forums are talking about it, along with a few agents. Let's take a seat and see what develops as WestBow is put into play. In the meantime, I would love to know. If you could selfpub your book under a CBA publisher, would you do it?