is how author William P Young describes the titular abode of his self-publishing phenomenon, The Shack, which began as a self-published paperback sold out of his garage and is currently:
No 1 bestseller on NYT trade paperback fiction list
No 1 bestseller on Barnes and Noble trade paperback fiction list
No 1 bestseller on Borders trade paperback fiction list.
So maybe The Shack, universally rejected by all the mainstream and Christian presses before being published by a couple of Mr Young’s preacher buddies is a sign? Lose the stigma and self-publish. All you need is 15 grand and a little help from your friends. Turn that house of pain into a home.