Many independent self-publishing authors are producing work of proven quality and value to readers. Literary organisations, events managers, book stores, libraries and review outlets must now find ways to include them based on the quality of their work.
As you know, more and more writers are turning to self-publishing and many such authors are producing work of proven value to readers.
While recognising that there are challenges in incorporating such writers, it has become a necessity, if book stores, libraries, literary events and reviewers are to be inclusive, and fully serve readers and writers.
I trust you will give this matter the attention it deserves.