Calling On The Book Industry to Open Up To Self-Publishing Indie Authors

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Harley Claes
4 years ago
Independent self-publishing takes a lot of hard work, devotion, and self-confidence. Publishers who pursue this manner deserve as much recognition if not more, than those published by a traditional means.

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Jean Grant
4 years ago
Many authors prefer to spend their time writing rather than in the hunt for an agent, the gate-keeper to publication by a recognized publisher. Let quality determine public recognition instead.

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Frances Sneed
4 years ago
I'm signing to hopefully impress upon traditional publishers that there are quality authors out here and they need to include us.

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Gillian Trewick
4 years ago
Both as a reader and the daughter of an independent author who feels that the publishing world need to step out of their comfort zone and give the public what they actually want...

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Robert Hutchinson
4 years ago
It is time to stop doing things like we always have and be innovative. Just because us authors self publish does not mean that we cannot produce marketable books and stories.

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Robert Hutchinson
4 years ago
I am an Indie Self-Publishing Author and want to be "heard and my books wanted" just as if I were to traditionally publish.

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julie pratten
4 years ago
I want to put india authors on the map

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N A
4 years ago
I'm signing because Indie authors work hard and deserve to have the same rights as others.

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David Beasley
4 years ago
Having written many books and self-published since 1983, I have wished to submit my books for prizes but only once did I find a contest to which I could submit a book; it won. By excluding self-publishers from competing for prizes, the contests cheapen the prize's worth because the book is not competing with the majority of books published. This practice also misinforms the reading public by pretending that the greater number of titles do not exist and acts [like a censor] as a promoter of established presses.

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JIM BRAKKEN
4 years ago
It's high time!