By Robert Lawrence Holt
Robert Holt, himself the winning writer of 4 self-published books, now stocks his wisdom and savvy with different would-be author-publishers during this step by step consultant to each point of self-publishing.If you yearn subscribe to the ranks of such self released authors as Henry Thoreau, Upton Sinclair, Anais Nin, and George Bernard Shaw, if you have ever considered doing it your self, then this can be the booklet for you. the best way to submit advertise and promote your individual booklet will give you every thing you ever desired to learn about self-publishing--and by no means even inspiration to invite.
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Many other bestselling books were initially rejected in manuscript form by major publishers. Below is a list from Family Weekly of such books, with the number of times they were rejected: Auntie Mame Jonathan Livingston Seagull Kon-Tiki 17 18 20 24 + 21 17 Peyton Place m*a*s*h* Lust for Life So you cannot always depend on editors at large publishing houses to judge the potential of your manuscript. If it does have potential, you may be able to confirm this by publishing it yourself. The expense of publishing your book, when spread over a year, is little more than many of us spend on hobbies, vacations, or a new set of furniture.
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