What’s the fuss about self-publishing?
Internationally, we’re seeing a lot of bestsellers among self-published books. There’s Hugh Howey, Bella Andre, and the trend is picking up in India as well.
Are self-published books among top sellers on Amazon?
Of the top 100 bestsellers, close to 30 per cent are self-published. In India, about 20 e-books of the top 100 would be self-published.
What kind of people are self-publishing?
Lawyers, investment bankers, housewives, kids. People are writing books as business cards.
A lot more books out there, but what about quality control?
Kindle Direct Publishing, Amazon’s self-publishing platform, has content review guidelines.
There has been the sense that if your book is self-published, you’re probably not good.
That snobbery is waning. Agents and publishers regard this as a means of discovering the next big author. Like 50 Shades of Grey’s E.L....