Changing the world's opinion… as soon as we finish this math homework
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For this month’s blog chain, I’ve decided to try something a little different. I’m not sure how it will work out, but I definitely think it’s worth a shot.
So, self-publishing. Since it’s a complete do-it-yourself publishing method, self-published authors don’t have the luxury of huge marketing teams to get their books into the hands of their target audience, and while the stereotypes of these books being poorly-written and unedited are sometimes true, there are still a number of diamonds in the rough, diamonds that deserve more attention than they get. Therefore, this month’s blog chain topic is:
“Choose one self-published book to read and talk about your experience with it.”
(Note: You can often determine whether or not a book is self-published by visiting its Goodreads or Amazon page. If there’s no publisher listed, or if the publisher is “Createspace” or “Amazon Digital Services” or the author’s name, it’s safe to assume that it’s self-published.)
Also, if you dislike a book you read, you can either post a slightly negative review of it, read and review another self-published book, or you can do something fun with it, if you’d rather stay positive (like a character interview, etc.) Whatever you want, GO FOR IT. This blog chain is going to be really open-ended in that way.