You may have already heard the news, but self-published authors are finally "making it."
Thanks to a huge rise in ebook sales, authors like Amanda Hocking, who writes paranormal young adult books, didn't have to give up her dream after failing to get a publisher interested in her work. Instead, she started publishing ebooks, and the rest is history.
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This is exciting news for those of us who have chosen the self-publishing route. And although I truly believe there will always be a place for traditional publishing--just as there will always be a place for traditional record labels--it's no longer the only game in town.
So dust off that manuscript that's covered in rejection letters, put away the query letters, and start writing your book. There's never been a better time to get your writing out there into the world, and never a better time to do it without the limitations of traditional publishing. Just be sure to take the necessary steps to create a professional, well-written book (see my previous posts for some tips), and take the plunge.
Here we go!