Thursday, July 19, 2012

Because Every Writer Has Different Needs

"...self-publishing is growing and converging with traditional publishing."
                                                                                                  John Makinson, Penguin CEO

Last year Penguin was the first conventional publisher to launch its own self-publishing service, Book Country, and they've followed that landmark venture with the acquisition of Author Solutions, a self-publishing firm .... Author Solutions also partners with about six other houses - Thomas Nelson and Hay House among them - to provide "white label" self-publishing services...

Amanda Hocking wrote 17 novels in her spare time and in 2010 she began selling them as e-books. My March 2011, she had sold over a million copies of her nine books and earned two million from sales.  (Wikipedia)

1 comment:

Carol Bindel said...

Okay, I'm slow. But I just this morning had a l-o-n-g conversation with a sales rep. at Xlibris, and they sound so wholly reputable, so if you will put some money into publicity from the start, there's a real chance that good work will find its market. However, how do we recognize if our own work is "good" work?