Towards the end of 2013 I got fed up with collecting rejection letters and self-published my novel Driving Jaimie on Kindle. It had found a few fans on Authonomy when I tried out some chapters there. It found a few more through Kindle, where one or two 5-star reviews trickled in along with a Thriller of the Month recommendation from e-thriller.com, alas no longer with us.
Digital eBook publishing is a long way from realising its promise, misunderstood by publishers and hijacked by Amazon, Google, and friends. But the journey from Gutenberg to (say) the Kelmscott Press took almost half a millennium. Digital publishing has a way to go. Of course I would trade all its unlimited freedom for copies in bookshops. But my novel is still there. And you can still read it.