Sunday, September 12, 2010

Who cares who published your book?

  • Zoe Winters is a romance writer and blogger. She says, “The average reader doesn’t care how a book gets to market. If the book is good, it doesn't matter if your Chihuahua published it.”
  • Author/blogger S.G. Royle wrote, “People don't buy books from publishers. They buy them from authors.”
  • Edward Uhlan founded Exposition Press--an early and important pay-to-publish company--in 1936. Uhlan said, “Most people can’t tell the difference between a vanity book and a trade book anyway. A book is a book.”
  • On the other hand, many booksellers and book reviewers can tell the difference and do care. They may reject a book solely because it carris the brand of a self-publishing company. If you are using one of those companies, it can't hurt--and may help greatly--to develop your own brand name and logo. Some self-publishing companies, including CreateSpace, Lulu and Outskirts Press, now allow you to use the name of your own tiny publishing company on books they produce for you.
(photo by Danielle deLeon)

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