Does crap get self-published? Of course. But take a look at the shelves of commercial mainstream fiction. How much of that is garbage? This isn’t even a remotely valid rebuff to self-publishers any more. It’s straight up bullshit. If your work is good, has value, it will find its audience.
So I am going to be self-publishing my short novella, The Gift Garden in February 2017. There are many reasons why I’m doing this, but I don’t want to go into all that right now (I more than likely will in a future post).