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The Joy of Self-Publishing


MERRY BROWN

united-kingdomI am now the very proud author of an internationally downloaded novel!  Granted, I’m talking 9 downloads in the UK and 5 in Denmark.  That’s 14!  I’d be writing this post if it were only 1.

I tried the traditional publishing route.  I spent countless hours querying agents and many more days worrying over and reworking my query letter.

For my trouble I received, on occasion, a response: a polite form rejection letter.

I looked into self-publishing.  Should I go through a company with paid services or do it on my own?  It all felt too hard, and besides, I wanted a publishing house to pick up my book.  I wanted an editor all to myself, to help make The Knowers the best possible book it could be.

This was not my path.

Instead, I took the hard route of asking favors of my friends.  Please read and offer suggestions…

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