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Sunday, May 8, 2011

Indie Authors Challenge the Media

1 comment:

  1. This video pretty well sums up the dilemma of most self-published authors: how can you get noticed by the media if they stereotype everyone who is self-published as being incapable of producing quality work?

    A decade ago bookstores wouldn't even talk to you if you were self-published. Today, about the only way to get the attention of the media (and definitely the mainstream publishers) is if you have already proven your financial viability through your own sales, such as Amanda Hocking has done.

    The most distressing part of this video for me is that it appears someone has taken their idea along with their title and marketing and even their formatting and managed to sell it to a small press which puts them out front in terms of exposure.