Sunday, January 13, 2008

Not Your Father's Self-Published Book

For those of you who think self-published books won't sell, here's a bit of optimism from the pessimistic publishing industry. This local author took charge of the life of her book, and now Brunonia Barry's novel has attracted a $2 million payday.

I think it's a good lesson for all authors--be proactive with your manuscripts, from gestation to marketing to building industry relationships to the finished product. No one will nurture your project more than you. And don't take no for an answer.

Here's the story in The Boston Globe.

4 comments:

~ said...

I love stories like this. And I love how they just tried it...and it worked.

January said...

There's something great about these David vs. Goliath stories. Reminds us that anything is possible with hard work and passion.

Poet with a Day Job said...

Also, Collin Kelley here in the blog community self-published and sold 1k copies of his poetry manuscript! That is considered a best seller in the poetry world!

GreenishLady said...

That's a great story. Yes, it does happen! Hurrah for the brave believers!

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