Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 22, 2011
Selfpublishedbookstore.com was founded in March, 2011.
http://selfpublishedbookstore.com, is a website that helps self-published authors market and sell their books. Many self-published authors are frustrated that they cannot sell their books. This site gives them a voice and an opportunity. We are dedicated to market and sell self-published books.
Before John Grisham became a famous novelist whose works have been read by millions, he struggled to get publishers interested in a book called "A Time to Kill.” He was rejected by 26 publishers and so he self-published. J.K. Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected by nine publishers. Dr. Suess’s first book was rejected by 27 publishers. John Henry Toole committed suicide after many rejections, but his mother persevered and “A Confederacy of Dunces” was published and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Publishers make mistakes. Several best-sellers have started out on the self-publishing route, including "The Shack," "What Color is Your Parachute?" and the initial "Chicken Soup for the Soul."
One author is writing a series called "VerseryRhymes" that translates the New Testament verse by verse into rhyme. He has completed Matthew, Mark, John, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, James and Revelation.
Another author from Germany has written a three-part science fiction series.
One of our authors has already sold 51,000 copies of her self-published book "All We Like Sheep".
From personal experience, we saw a need for a site to help self-published authors find a market for their books. Many self-publishing book companies will teach you the nuts and bolts of self-publishing, and print and sell your books through their website for a hefty percentage. What they won't do is market your books or feature your books unless you pay a high fee. This site is a place to bring all self-published authors together to sell their books. We will feature each book at various times throughout the year. We will also market the books.
There are over 100 books and ebooks already on Selfpublishedbookstore.com. The books are being marketed in many ways on the web, through the social media and email. We also market with signs, cards, postcards, at book fairs and trade shows. Selfpublishedbookstore.com represents many wonderful authors. There are books in many genres.
Selfpublishedbookstore aims to be a community where author and customer can meet. Authors can list up to 10 different books for $20 per year (not $20.00 per book) and pay Selfpublishedbookstore.com 15 percent of sales. Selfpublishedbookstore.com is not a publishing company, but sells and markets such books for other authors.
Authors can sell their books on our site for whatever price they choose. While some self-published authors are discovered by large publishing companies, many of them are proud to be on their own and want to remain that way. “The Shack” is still self-published.
Self-published authors write good books that they believe in. They just need an avenue to get them to customers. That is where selfpublishedbookstore.com comes in.
We have been reaching out to self-published authors encouraging them to consider selling their books on the site. We have been promoting selfpublishedbookstore.com on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, social networking sites, the same sites will be used to market books for clients.
Since Selfpublishedbookstore.com started in March, it has had over, 14,000 visits and 183,000 hits from computer users in 22 countries.
Founder: Reece Sherman