My last novel came out in 2005. Over the following decade or so, my fiction output was limited to a few short stories. When I dove back in a few years ago, much had changed. Electronic reading devices were established. Self-publishing, rather than being a stigma for those who couldn’t get traditionally published, was respectable. Writers with established reputations were doing it, some of them making tons of money and none of them becoming pariahs among their peers.