"My work may be garbage but it's good garbage." Mickey Spillane
Victoria Strauss has an excellent article on self-publishing vs vanity publishing and she answered some of my long standing questions about my own effort to re-issue my books myself.
There’s a lot going on that blurs the distinctions between vanity and self-publishing. Language is being cheapened by this. Good words are going bad as the nasties try to make themselves look like the good guys.