Chuck's work has a tendency of influencing a person's writing. Not just influencing, but totally dominating it. You read a few of Chuck's books and the next thing you know, you've written a sequel for Fight Club (which is obviously doomed to suck).
That's where I was a few years ago. I stopped reading Chuck's work after Rant. Now that my work doesn't bear his stamp as much, I've started reading him again.
I'm a writer and publisher (which is another way of saying I'm self-published). Look forward to talking to everyone.