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  1. […] via Why People are Scared of Self-Publishing — Memoir Notes […]

  2. I’ve seen poorly edited and/or bad writing make it into self-published books, writers who spend more on the printing than they ever make, authors with boxes of unsold books in their garage. I like the gatekeeping of agenting, even if I’m never allowed in. Which so far, I’m not.

    1. Yes. Self-publishers need to know all aspects of the book publishing business, or be willing to learn all aspects of the business, or hire experts–editors, cover designers, etc., in addition to marketing their own books. It’s definitely not for everyone.

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