on New Shelves:
Self-publishing does sometimes get a poor name, but if you do it right, people can’t tell the difference between self and traditionally published books.
If you have a beautiful book that has been:
- Professionally designed inside and out
- Professionally edited and proofread
- Appropriately set-up for online and wholesale distribution
Most people do not even think to question if your book was self-published and many bookstores do carry these books.
However, if you bring in a book with a cover that looks like your granddaughter’s artwork, with no clue of wholesale or trade terms it’s going to be highly unlikely that the bookstore owner will want to carry your book.