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.