Who Knows the History of Traditional Publishing??

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Not many. Especially readers. Well, guess what it’s only been around for approx 120 – 150 years at most. Writers used to go out an find a printer who would print copies of their manuscripts, pay them and then the writer would sell their books to the public.  Oh, wait! Isn’t this what we do now?  Who are some of the writers who printed books prior to publishing houses?  Try these and if a reader ever says they would never or have never read a self-published author, then smile and ask them if they enjoyed reading these authors:

Mark Twain, Charles Dickens, Edgar Allen Poe, Jane Austin, Virginia Woolf, Beatrix Potter

Books:  The Bible – yep…just think of how old this book is and how many thousands of times it’s been translated, which also means it has probably been mistranscribed hundreds if not thousands of times.

For centuries…Authors have been

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