Long gone are the days, where writer's could recluse and solely focus on writing. Nowadays, in order to succeed as an author you have to maintain a well oiled digital marketing machine. This is probably why we see significantly less classic material being produced. No more Robinson Crusoe. The world has gone deep into fast consuming commercialism and short term monetization. It's not enough that the author is an extremely talented writer but he/she must be a digital media expert as well. What are the chances of that happening?
Many budding authors are often faced with this dilemma, should I go the self publishing route? A process that is getting simpler by the day, or should I seek to get traditionally published? A significantly more arduous process, that entails finding an agent that will know how to submit the proper pitch to publishing houses that stands head and shoulders above the ever mounting pile that publishers have to sift through.