The Huffington Post is doing a very interesting series on self-publishing in the modern world of publishing. Sometimes the stories are original with THP and sometimes they link to another article elsewhere.
Here are some I'd recommend:
2/23/10 Breaking Down Doors: My Self-Publishing Story
3/3/10 Self-Publishing Options Explode
3/4/10 John Edgar Wideman, Literary Lion, Chooses Lulu Over Traditional Publishers
3/8/10 Publishing: Taking the Power Back
3/9/10 Amidst eBook Frenzy, Print-On-Demand Is Quietly Thriving