Electronic books tend to be "old, old classics or...self-published?" On the contrary, most new books are released as ebooks as well as print.
I think you have an overly optimistic appraisal of the situation. Most novels are still syrupy slop. There's a complete lack of realism in lds fiction. Most Mormons want the world depicted as they would like it to be rather than it really is. Most authors (and this applies to lds and non lds) don't have any original story ideas, but just rip off whatever is popular at the moment while making just enough changes so they don't get sued. LDS authors have a long way to go before they make inroads into the larger market or differentiate our own unique literary style.
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