Posts Tagged ‘Publishing’
Contributed by: Shel Horowitz
Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s Pictures of the Gone World…The Celestine Prophecy…Joy of Cooking…South Beach Diet…Worms Eat My Garbage…Winning Through Intimidation—What do these books have in common?
Answer: they all started as self-published. Self-publishing first is a long and honorable tradition. Ben Franklin, Anaïs Nin, Leo Tolstoy, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman are among the authors who first published themselves and then went to bigger houses (posthumously, in some cases).
Most authors dream about landing a big New York publisher, or at least a well-respected independent house—but with 560,626 books published in 2008 just in the United States, and only a few thousand of them coming from established royalty-paying commercial publishers, the odds are steep.
But it can be done, even if you’re not a household name. Continue Reading