Indie publishing works with unconventional authority

Today I heard a succinct and accurate explanation of why indie publishing appeals to me. David Kadavny summarized it so well when he was interviewed on The Creative Penn Podcast (episode July 1, 2018):

“Traditional publishers are looking for traditional authority triggers” and this is no longer relevant in how I choose to learn or share information.

In the indie world, authority is based more on what works than what the gatekeepers have done in the past.

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