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Top 4 Reasons Self-Published Books Could Be Labeled “Mediocre”
The myths surrounding self-publishing are lengthy and broad, but the one that is hardest to tolerate is that self-published books are mediocre compared to their traditionally published counterparts.
When it comes to content, nothing could be further from the truth. Self-published books reflect some of the most authentic and fresh ideas likely to emerge at a time when information is often unoriginal and recycled.
When it comes to quality, however, self-published books don’t always live up to their content. This is because some authors cut corners when they’re developing their finished products. This is where indie authors should emulate traditional publishers, who know there’s no room for shortcuts to a quality book…and yes, it all comes down to what you are willing to invest…
Read the full article here to learn more about four common mistakes self-published authors can avoid to create a quality product.
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