More on Self-Publishing

July 14th, 2004 · 1 Comment
by Booksquare

We actually can’t say what our fascination with self-publishing is. But we do have a fascination. Let’s face it, getting published isn’t easy, and sometiems, you have to take risks. Now, we’ve read a lot of bad self-published books, and, to be blunt, we’ve read a lot of really bad self-published books. But there is ample evidence that there is plenty of good writing not noticed by the big publishers. And with that, we bring you another self-publishing success story.

  • If you want something doing … Mark Blayney’s self-published novel has won a Somerset Maugham prize for young authors. He tells Michelle Pauli about being noticed by literary agents, getting an endorsement from Beryl Bainbridge and the importance of a round-numbered price

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  • Foreword // Jul 14, 2004 at 6:24 pm

    Giles and I have had the pleasure of working with really smart self-publishers and a few who aren’t so shouldn’t be writing, let alone publishing for heaven’s sake. On the positive side, it’s always nice to see a DIYer make…