My darlings, I just need you to remember
that self-publishing/”indie” means there is, by definition, no quality control.
This goes triple for vanity presses.
Side. Fucking. Eye.
With a side order of Moff’s Law.
We can and do analyze shitty shit that goes on in fandom and fanfic communities, on message boards and in advertizements, EVERYWHERE IT IS.
Right now it’s in a shitty vanity press novel that’s come to our attention.
It’s as worthy of analysis as anything else.
My tits shall not be calmed.
And I expected more from you.
Remember 50 Shades of Grey?
Self-pubbed, picked up by Random House.
Shitty writing, shitty science, shitty racism, shitty sexism, still got pubbed, became blockbuster moneymaker.
George R. R. Martin? Grimdark rape fest. Still keeps being published, still keeps making money. Although conceivably Martin is a decent writer.
See Forgotten Realms? Shitty world-building. Beloved by geeks and continues churning out shitty books.
Quality control… is not exactly a feature in conventional publishing either =(