The Best Laid Plans, a satire about Canadian politics just won the prestigious Steve Leacock award here in Canada, which might not be that important except for 2 points:
1) It was a self-published book.
2) The author also podcast the book for free as an audiobook to build his audience.
Does this mean there’s hope for those who use this technique to get our work out there? I’m not sure, especially considering the poor author mentions he still hasn’t managed to get a major publisher to touch his work in an interview. But, it’s darn inspiring and I wish him hearty congratulations!