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Old Yesterday, 08:10 AM   #1246
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Nobody is saying otherwise. Unfortunately, however, the majority of self-published books do not fall into this category, hence our requirement that self-published books only be advertised in these threads on the basis of personal recommendation.
Also acceptable is when a self-published book was originally traditionally published and the author has reacquired the rights.
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Nobody is saying otherwise. Unfortunately, however, the majority of self-published books do not fall into this category, hence our requirement that self-published books only be advertised in these threads on the basis of personal recommendation.
Sorry. Again!

I should have quoted j.p.s., who said, "They may be a small percentage, but aren't there quite a few first rate authors that are self published?"

My point was, yes, I think that there must be quite a few first rate authors based upon the fact that 1) this gentleman is one, and 2) the circumstances that caused him to leave the traditional publishers are probably faced by other authors like him, and they leave the traditional publishers for the same reason(s) that he did.

The rule is excellent. The quality of the books posted would suffer if the door was opened to any self-pub.

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Also acceptable is when a self-published book was originally traditionally published and the author has reacquired the rights.
Hmmm . . . . it seems that it would take a quite a bit of research to learn that information. And where would you go to find out that information? Would WorldCat have it? I'm wary of OpenLibrary now.
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Hmmm . . . . it seems that it would take a quite a bit of research to learn that information. And where would you go to find out that information? Would WorldCat have it? I'm wary of OpenLibrary now.
Usually there is a copyright date and even a first published by line.
Or look for old print editions under See all -- formats and editions

So https://www.amazon.com/Over-Death-Mi...dp/B07JCRHGV6/

and use Look inside.

Of course if the author changes the title or their pen-name more work can be needed.
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Or (for fiction books) look on "Fantastic Fiction". They don't list self-published books, so if it's there, it's been commercially-published at some point.
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Or (for fiction books) look on "Fantastic Fiction". They don't list self-published books, so if it's there, it's been commercially-published at some point.
I really wish there was a site similar to Fantastic Fiction for non-fiction books.

But if people go to the 'Adult' part of FF they do have some self published books. Or they will keep an authors book posted if they start as published and change to self or if the self published author is very highly rated.
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Or (for fiction books) look on "Fantastic Fiction". They don't list self-published books, so if it's there, it's been commercially-published at some point.
Depends what you mean by, eg when self published and then by a commercial publisher promised for later

https://www.fantasticfiction.com/b/l...master-bujold/

Title: The Prisoner of Limnos January 2019 : USA Hardback
Kindle October 2017

Or https://www.fantasticfiction.com/l/s...-diligence.htm
Pinbeam books is the author.
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