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April 26, 2010
There are stories of success in self-publishing. One that comes to mind is ‘A Shadow In The Wind,’ by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. A manuscript for which he could not find a publisher, so put out himself and it became a worldwide best-seller. But one would have to be doggedly persistent, following up with one’s own publicity campaign, and that can be a draining experience. It is not something I am good at, I know that much for sure. I am not one of those ‘author personalities’ the publishers are looking for nowadays, whose charisma sells their books.