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Old 07-11-2009, 06:10 PM   #1
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Self-Published Kindle Author Gets Deal with Simon & Schuster



According to Gizmodo and Crunchgear, author Boyd Morrison's book The Ark received so much attention that he has landed a two book deal with Simon & Schuster. It looks like Mr. Morrison was very good at self promotion on boards leading discussions about his book. Congratulations to him.
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Old 07-11-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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Cool! I see we even have an older thread about him here.
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Old 07-12-2009, 01:50 AM   #3
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This is really great, I wrote a post recently mentioning how I hoped to this this kind of new interaction. Authors becoming popular in a more organic way rather than being forced to go through a publisher to get their work in front of readers.

I like the possibility because we can stumble upon interesting who had trouble getting a book deal.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:11 AM   #4
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Good for him, but I have to say he's one in a million. Most self-published authors end up with 3,000 books sitting in the basement.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:28 AM   #5
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Good for him, but I have to say he's one in a million. Most self-published authors end up with 3,000 books sitting in the basement.
It's called "Vanity Publishing" for a very good reason.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:34 AM   #6
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Morrison's books are no longer in the Kindle store. He's explained it over in the other thread. Looks like it will be 2010 before the books are available again -- the eBook should be published along with the hardback edition.
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