Question: Do self-published books carry a stigma?
John Kremer’s Answer: Self-published books once carried a stigma of being less good, poorly designed, not worth the money. But that has changed as more books like Wool, The Martian, and 50 Shades of Grey have become bestsellers and been made into movies.
Now Amazon research shows that self-published books average better ratings than traditionally published books on Amazon. And, on average, self-published books also sell better than traditional books on Amazon.
The stigma has gone because authors have created self-published books worthy of being read.
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About John Kremer
John Kremer is author of 1001 Ways to Market Your Books, the Relationships Matter Marketing program, and many other books and reports on book marketing, Internet marketing, social media, and book publicity. -- John Kremer on Book Marketing.
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