There is an interesting post on Digital Book World about the term “hybrid author” and how these authors are becoming the new “boss”. It seems to describe the individuals (opportunity?) accurately without managing to sound “offensive” (vanity publisher, self-publisher, indie publisher).
If you are curious about the origin you should read this 2011 post (Indies “vs” Trads: The elephant in the room) by Bob Mayer.
This new trend was reinforced this past week with the announcement in Publishers Weekly that long-time self-publishing critic Jerry Jenkins has formed a new company called Christian Writers Guild Publishing to help authors publish their own works.
This is something Sellbox has been doing for more than two years.