Michael Kozlowski had this here reactionary fit:
I think its very important for all major bookstores to have an indie section because small publishers and indie authors are abusing the system. Others have highlighted the problems with this plan.
The short version of the counter-argument: what’s a self-publisher?
Most of the major ebook retail platforms direct small publishers to use their self-serve platforms not everybody who uses them is a solo author publishing his own work.