A while back I contacted a romance website about purchasing advertising. They politely turned me down because their policy prohibited promotion of self-published works.
Lately I see that many traditionally-published romance authors are beginning to self-publish. Some are uploading rejected manuscripts; others are creating new works specifically targeted at the ebook market.
So . . . will the "traditionally published only" bloggers change their advertising and review policies? I'm looking for the most progressive venues (Smart Bitches, for example) to be the first to break down the wall.
With so many authors now pursuing "hybrid" careers (various mixes of indie and traditional), it seems the stigma of self-publishing is rapidly disappearing.
Anyone else have experience running up against, or breaking down the barriers?