This is the paragraph that makes me see red:
3. Why is Harlequin launching a self-publishing business?
Many aspiring authors choose self-publishing as a way to see their work in print – to give copies as gifts, to have a bound copy to help in finding an agent, or simply as a keepsake
A bound copy is close to useless for help in finding an agent.
Harlequin KNOWS that. They're not stupid. They're making it up so aspiring authors will pay for their services.
This whole thing just makes me sad.
(thanks to Susan Adrian for the linkage)