What do you and Mark Twain have in common?
There’s something important that needs some straightening out.
A lot of people misunderstand self-publishing, leaving many to miss out on the opportunity of sharing their message with the world, leaving a legacy, and making an income from writing.
I don’t want you to be one of them, so that’s why I want to clear up three damaging myths around self-publishing.
Damaging Myth #1:
“Self Publishing is a Demotion from Traditional Publishing”
There’s this myth that if you only self-publish if no one else wanted to.
Nothing could be further from the truth. Many popular bestseller books were actually self-published, including:
“Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain
“A Time to Kill” by John Grisham
“The Joy of Cooking” by Irma Rombauer
Are any of these authors “not good enough” for conventional publishing? Absolutely NOT! Instead, self-publishing gave them the FREEDOM and CONTROL over their content, and perhaps that’s why they produced such classics!
So, if you too self-published your book, you can say you have something in common with Mark Twain! Now, isn’t that a promotion? 😉
-Zarinah El-Amin Naeem