• Famous authors who self published

  • Posted on June 20, 2013
  • Famous authors who self published

    When you listen to authors, both the well-known ones of yesteryears and the modern-day ones, they have very similar experiences about publishing. Their manuscripts are denied by many publishers. But, fortunately most authors are attempting different things instead of quitting. They consider self publishing to have their books to the target markets.

    Generally, publishers hold the final say even though they are not writing the books. As long as they believe that the writers are creating worthwhile manuscripts plus they trust the work they do, then the books will make it to the shelves in the bookstores. If not, the manuscripts are ignored and left capture dust in the offices. But, the landscape is changing today with many options readily available for self-published authors to become successful.

    Self publishing is usually the best option and in some cases, the only method that authors could possibly get their books printed. The following will highlight some of the well-known authors who self-published their books:

    · Edgar Allan Poe

    · John Grisham

    · T.S. Eliot

    · James Joyce

    · Stephen King

    · Walt Whitman

    · Mark Twain

    These are just a few of the renowned writers who've published their books and earn the bestseller status. If they did not take this drastic step from early on, you would then not find classics like the House of Usher; Huckleberry Finn and Tamerlane. Some of these authors still publish their books despite they became renowned, which allows them to sustain full control of the advertising. They gained more profits along the way. They did not stop trying after the major publishers rejected their work and end up selling millions of copies for their own initiatives.

    One of the most essential things to know about self-publishing is that you need an effective book marketing campaign. Again and again you will see authors starting the journey to self-publish their books after having a concept for a printed book and they will give little or no consideration to the marketing aspect. In reality that the marketing must touch on every aspect of the project if you want to achieve success as the methods will help to influence every decision made along the way. Just remember that marketing must start from the time you get the book idea and decide to try and do self-publishing.

    As you can see, there are many renowned authors who've received great success from self-published work. You will definitely be in good company if you decide to publish your very own masterpiece. If you believe that you cannot do the self publishing successfully by yourself, then you could spend some money to get your manuscript edited, proof read and polished by professional. This is a small price to pay if you want to prevent refusal as an aspiring author.

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