Saturday, May 15, 2010

Famous Authors and Self-publishing

As some of you may know, there are two roads to publishing your writing: traditional publishing and self-publishing.

Traditional publishing means a publishing house produces and markets your book while giving you a portion of the sales profit.

Self-publishing is when the author, in addition to writing the book and sometimes illustrating (like yours truly), does all of the work and investing that a publishing house would do.

This is a slide show I made featuring pictures of famous authors who at some point in their careers self-published their work. See how many you can name. I'll post the list below, but it's out of order so you can't cheat too much!

Thanks to and for the info!

The following famous authors self-published their work:
Deepak Chopra
Gertrude Stein
Zane Grey
Upton Sinclair
Carl Sandburg
Ezra Pound
Mark Twain
Edgar Rice Burroughs
Stephen Crane
Anais Nin
Thomas Paine
Virginia Wolff
e.e. Cummings
Edgar Allen Poe
Rudyard Kipling
Henry David Thoreau
Benjamin Franklin
Walt Whitman
Alexandre Dumas
William E.B. DuBois
Beatrix Potter
James Joyce
Robert James Waller
Marcel Proust
Margaret Atwood
William Blake
Lord Byron
Willa Cather
T.S. Eliot
Thomas Hardy
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Ernest Hemingway
Louis L'Amour
D.H. Lawrence
George Bernard Shaw
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Alfred Lord Tennyson
Leo Tolstoi

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What an awesome slideshow of authors! I'll pass along your blog to people, Kristine, and hopefully you can get some new followers. :)