This is an amazing counter-rant by Kate Paulk, an author who, with Sarah Hoyt, has indirectly pushed me along the self-publishing path. Also, you can’t go wrong by following and reading this blog.
EDIT: Speaking of removing one’s head, I initially attributed this to Sarah Hoyt, who blogs on Wednesdays at the Mad Genius Club, not Thursdays. Apparently, that’s what I get for posting while sick. Sorry!