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Is self-publishing vain?


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My lovely wife understands my fixation on publishing and thanks to her understanding, she has provided me with some great blogging material this morning. Much to my delight, I opened my email and she had forwarded me an article from NPR. It’s a great one written by Lynn Neary and I’m going to share it with my loyal followers out there. Enjoy!

They used to call it the “vanity press,” and the phrase itself spoke volumes. Self-published authors were considered not good enough to get a real publishing contract. They had to pay to see their book in print. But with the advent of e-books, self-publishing has exploded, and a handful of writers have had huge best-sellers.

TV blogger Alan Sepinwall’s self-published book, The Revolution Was Televised, came out just before Thanksgiving. Within two weeks he had a review in The New York Times — a positive review —…

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