“Bloggers Sell Books”: Useful in Light of Catholic-Fiction Discussion

this is a chord:

In a recent Wall Street Journal article (1) it was noted that books by 60 self published authors have been acquired by traditional publishers.  2012 was definitely the year of the self published author from E.L. James to Tammara Weber to Colleen Hoover.  While there are some bloggers who are resistant to reviewing self published books, the rise of the self published author could not have occurred without three things:

  1. Robust digital market made possible by the adoption of the Kindle.
  2. Ability of authors to speak directly to readers through Facebook / Goodreads / Twitter.
  3. The word of mouth facilitated by bloggers.

this is another (now start a band)

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