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Up to 10 best-sellers who started as themselves
There' s a lot to say about self-publishing, especially if you have invested a year or ten years (see Michael J. Sullivan below) to interest publishers in your work. Each of these books have one thing in the website ?their writers have not just published and then sit back and relish their work.
You market, throw and sell your books. These are some bestsellers whose writers they have not given up. Paolini's mum and dad publish the novel (they had a small press), after which Paolini travelled the United States for a year to promote his novel. It was rediscovered by Carl Hiaasen and reprinted by Alfred A. Knopf.
It was an immediate success and over a million units were shipped within the first five month. There are 33 units in this set. Five million specimens world-wide. In 1931, The Joy of Cooking was edited by Irma S. Rombauer, a housewife in St. Louis, Missouri. Rombauer had 3,000 prints made by A.C. Clayton, a firm that had been printing etiquettes for St. Louis footwear and Listerine, but never a text.
1936 the BOBS-Merrill Company, a private print shop, collected the work. More than 18 million units have been distributed since then. Poor Dad Rich Dad is a finance consulting textbook authored by the US business man, writer and inventor Robert Kiyosaki. As Kiyosaki believes that owning quality assets-which generate money flow-is the keys to prosperity rather than being an employer, he released the volume himself in 1997.
Despite "a lot of false advices, a lot of poor advices, some perilous advices and practically no good advices" (John T. Reed) Rich Dad Poor Dad has already delivered over 26 million of them. When the publishers turned him down, Cummings released the compilation with the help of his mum. The poets elan devoted the fittingly entitled No to the fourteen publishers who had refused the series.
It was later released by W.W. Norton and Company.
Having received a letter of refusal from publishers for a novel she had invented to amuse a ill kid, Potter, a 35-year-old author and graphic artist, took the matter into her own hand and published 250 of it. It was collected within a year by one of the publishers who rejected it, F. Warne & Co, who almost immediately sells 20,000 units.
Warnne was insistent on slicing parts of the Gloucester tailor, so Potter turned around and even produced 500 prints. More than two million Beatrix Potter books are published every year. After all, it became one of the best-selling books of all times, with an estimate of 35 million books written. It was on the New York Times best-seller lists for 64 consecutive week.
Celestine Prophecy was edited by James Redfield himself after being repeated rejections by publishers. Before Warner Books approved to release it, he was selling 100,000 pieces of the novel from the boot of his Honda.
Verrillo has five books to her name, four with large publishers and one alone. It blog about the publisher community, gives useful hints on how to get an agency, list agencies looking for customers, publishers who accept scripts directly from authors, explain how to sell and support their work, how to set up their own on-line platforms, how to get press coverage, how to post themselves and where to find marketplaces for their work in editing... and other forms of madness.