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“Self-published” doesn’t have to be a bad word!

Some good thoughts on self-publishing by author C. Lloyd Brill

C. Lloyd Brill - Author

     A few days ago I was talking to someone about my novel and he seemed genuinely interested in it. He asked questions about the book and I could see his eyes lighting up. He asked where he could get a copy and how much it cost. I gladly answered as my heart raced at the thought of another sale. He asked me who the publisher was and I told him I self-published it. He shook his head and when I asked him about that reaction he explained that he refuses to buy self-published books. I asked him why and he told me that he’s wasted too much money on self-published books that were pure garbage.
     My heart sank. I tried to explain to him that my novel was a quality novel that received high reviews. It didn’t matter. He associated the phrase “self-published” with poorly written/edited stories. I…

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Sarah lives in Oregon on a beautiful half-acre with her husband and children. She has a BA in English Language and Literature and has been writing off and on since she was young, but she did not begin to write seriously until recently. She loves being out in nature, eating real food, and making her own beauty products. She is the author of the short story "Forbidden Child" in the Shades of Fear Anthology. www.smlowry.com

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