Here’s how not to solve the perceived irrelevance of the humanities. The University of Central Lancashire has started an M.A. in self-publishing:

Having produced commercial success stories, such as 50 Shades of Grey, self-publishing is now a highly successful and respected business model for both new and established authors. This dynamic course, the first of its kind in the world, reveals how to make self-publishing work for you.

Does it come with a 30-day money-back guarantee?

The learning outcome for the course of study was apparently developed by someone from marketing and a lawyer: “We aim to develop publishing professionals who are independent thinkers and doers and give them the practical skills to be a self-published author.”

If you want to be a successful self-published author, I guess you have to do the Ph.D.

(HT: The Millions)