When it comes to short stories and novelettes... Even novellas... Do you think, with the declining market for short fiction in print and the rise in popularity of e-readers and the ease in which you can publish your work through Amazon, etc... Is it a good idea to self-publish these works? Everything I have read from established authors, writing courses, etc. seems to point out that being a published short story author does not help you get your novel published. In fact, in many cases, unless the editor of Y magazine happens to like X magazine, having publications in different short fiction markets doesn't really help your chances of getting other short fiction published. What's your thoughts? Has anyone had any success doing this?