Did You Ever Read Mark Twain Or Beatrix Potter?

Self Publishing Authors

There are many readers out in the world who refuse to read Self-Published books, though this is understandable at times, readers shouldn’t shrug them off as all incompetent.  They are missing out an on some excellent stories which are continually rejected by Traditional Publishing Houses for reasons generally unknown.

Mark Twain - Self Publlshed Author
by Charles King, circa 1913

After doing some research it is noted that Traditional Publishers have only been around for approximately 100 years, (give or take a bit).  Since this is the case could someone please tell me who published books by Mark Twain and Beatrix Potter? (two name two of hundreds) or even the first edition of the Bible held by the Roman Catholic Church?

I can guarantee the majority of you, over the last few decades have read books by both these authors who were originally SELF PUBLISHED.  Yes, you are reading correctly, these two authors self published their work, even John Grisham has self published a book which became a best seller.  

So why do some readers shun Self Published work?   Easy to say, many authors, after they have written a fabulous book?  Part of it is the author doesn’t format there manuscript correctly, there work therefore doesn’t look as professional as ones from a Traditional Publisher – though we all know they have mistakes in their books too, be them grammar or spelling.  Even editors miss errors, and it doesn’t seem to matter how many times a person goes through a book, it still gets printed.

Give an Independent Author a go, like your grandparents or great grandparents did in years past.  They won’t hurt you and you may find the next best seller.  For your information below is a link to a list of famous self published authors.

Famous Self Published Authors

About claire

Claire Plaisted is an Author Consultant and Author who assists others to produce a professional manuscript to upload to various distribution websites or print at their local printer. Claire was born in the UK and migrated to New Zealand and is married to a Kiwi with three adult children and two cats.

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