Posted by WJJ on December 25, 2011 at 11:31:02:
In Reply to: hot topic - self published fiction posted by LO on December 24, 2011 at 11:47:01:
It certainly is a hot topic. It is giving authors who have faith in their books a way to get around the agent/publisher gatekeepers.
Did you hear about the Washington lawyer, Darcie Chan, a part-time writer who couldn't get her novel published? She got turned down by everybody, so she published it herself on Amazon. Sales slowly but steadily grew, and she is now selling something like 200,000 copies a month. And don't forget, she gets to keep all the money herself instead of giving it to a publisher.
Read about her self-publishing journey at:
: Here's a hot topic, self publishing. With the major publishers having bought out all their competition and now only publishing books they think will sell a million copies, authors have no place to turn except to self publishing. Of course, in business, there is always somebody there to take advantage of any new situation, and as usual, Amazon.com was quick to respond. I just found out you can now self publish your book through Amazon for FREE! I'm not kidding. Whether you are publishing a paperback book or a Kindle ebook, they will publish it for you for free. Seems like this is going to create an explosion in self publishing. What do you all think?
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