Inspiring Self-Publishing Success Stories
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Breaking into the literary world is challenging. While self-publishing is on the rise, many authors are still apprehensive about going independent. As you contemplate whether or not to self-publish? Here are some stories of commercially successful authors, who chose to self-publish, to inspire and motivate you.
The Rozabal Line by Ashwin Sanghvi
Ashwin Sanghi, after being rejected by several traditional publishing houses, decided to self-publish his bestselling novel ‘The Rozabal Line’ in the year 2007. Post his initial success in the US, Ashwin sent copies to the distributors in India, after being rejected once again by almost all of them, one of the publishers liked the work and decided to republish in India. The book sold like hot cake, with repeat print runs. This is a great example of how initial rejection did not deter the author and the decision to self-publish helped him gain readership and visibility leading to his ultimate success.
The Immortals of Meluha by Amish Tripathi
Possibly one of the most successful case studies ever. Amish Tripathi’s ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ is not only a best-selling mythological thriller but according to Forbes the author’s earning crossed INR 16 crore mark just from the book sales. But, it didn’t come easy for Amish, who was turned down by over 20 traditional publishing houses before he took the self-publishing route.
The Martian by Andy Weir
Yes, you guessed it right! There’s a movie featuring Matt Damon and we are talking about the same sci-fi. What started as a personal blog turned into a Hollywood hit after Andy Weir decided to self-publish the chapters on Amazon. Soon after which it also topped the bestselling chart of science fiction on Amazon.
These self-publishing stories go beyond a ‘lucky break’ phenomenon. It shows the conviction of authors in their own work and the fact that you can achieve great success without a traditional publishing house approving, publishing and distributing your work.
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