Why the Self-Published Ebook is No Longer the “New Query”

kindle“Why the Self-published e-book is No Longer the ‘New Query'” by Anne R. Allen. 4 January, 2015. Anne R. Allen’s Blog… with Ruth Harris.

A few years ago, soon after the debut of the Kindle e-reader, the world was buzzing with talk of self-published “Kindle Millionaires” like Amanda Hocking and John Locke, and big publishers were beating a path to the doors of all the newly successful self-published ebook writers.

Even modestly successful self-publishers were being approached by agents with offers of representation. Agents were actually urging authors to self-publish, as in this quote from agent Jenny Bent from Sept 7, 2011, which I gleefully quoted on this blog.

“Unpublished authors, do you have a great book but can’t find an agent? There’s no excuse not to get that book out there independently and prove to yourself and to the world that there is an audience for your writing.”

Read more HERE at Anne R. Allen’s Blog.

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