I use my iPad primarily as an e-reader, and I love being able to store hundreds of books in such a thin and compact device. I'll never go back to the old way of reading books. (Paper? ew!) BUT I've begun to notice a worrying trend in both Apple's iBookstore and Amazon: There are an increasing number of books which have been self published by the authors, often not professional authors but hobbyists and amateurs, and many of them have clearly not been proof read or edited. I've been caught out a couple of times by downloading samples of books only to realise just a few pages in that the book has been self published and reads like a schoolboy's rejected creative writing assignment. Don't get me wrong, I think it's great that aspiring authors with a genuine talent can finally get their work out there without being rejected or shoved around by ruthless publishing companies, but I worry that these ebook stores are in danger of being flooded by poorly written books by people who could benefit from brushing up on their writing skills or seeking the services of a professional editor? Perhaps there's still a place for publishers and editors in this new era of digital books after all? Has anyone else encountered this kind of thing in the iBookstore or Amazon's store? Or perhaps any authors would care to chime in?