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John Kremers "Self-Publishing Hall of Fame"

John Kremers "Self-Publishing Hall of Fame"

In his book “Self-Publishing Hall of Fame”   author John Kremer, THE book marketing expert, features such famous and successful authors as Margaret Atwood, Lord Byron, Henry David Thoreau, Leo Tolstoi, Mark Twain, Virginia Woolf, Ernest Hemingway, Stephen King, Rudyard Kipling, John Muir, Anais Nin, Marcel Proust, George Bernard Shaw, Gertrude Stein, Julia Cameron and Ken Harper.

He writes: “Self-publishing was once considered as bad as vanity publishing, but with so many self-published successes in the past few years, it is now possible to self-publish with respect. Publishers Weekly will now look at self-published books, something they would never have done five or ten years ago. “Gone are the days,” wrote Publishers Weekly rights columnist Paul Nathan, “when self-publishing was virtually synonymous with self-defeating.”

And now with the advent of print-on-demand publishing, it’s possible to self-publish books at little cost. POD publishing or self-publishing (Please Note: they are not the same thing!) are excellent ways to test the market for a book, establish that market, and even build the market to such an extent that an author can sell the reprint rights to a much larger book publisher for a very good advance. Indeed, many larger book publishers now scour the shelves and the Internet for self-published and POD books that could fit their publishing program. Self publishing has become respectable again.” Check out these authors above and some of their titles here:

  • Walden
  • War and Peace
  • The Lazy Person’s Guide to Success
  • How I Retired at 26
  • Life’s Greatest Lessons
  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
  • Old Farmer’s Almanac
  • The Elements of Style
  • Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
  • The Cliffhanger
  • Don Juan
  • The Artist’s Way
  • One of Ours
  • Wall Street Money Machine
  • What to Do When You’re Expecting
  • Spartacus
  • Eat First—You Don’t Know What They’ll Give You
  • Work Your Way Around the World
  • A Time to Kill
  • Give Me My Father’s Body: The Story of Minik, the New York Eskimo
  • The Sun Also Rises
  • M*A*S*H
  • 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth
  • Ulysses
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad
  • The Raven

Why hunt for a publisher if you can self-publish? Marketing tips galore are found on John Kremers website.




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