I admit it. I’m a book snob. Have been for ages.
It’s true, I have read my fair share of Sidney Sheldon and Judith Kranz. I’ve even read Shopaholic. None of these will ever be confused with literary fiction; however, they are, for the most part, thoughtfully written, well edited, have a compelling cover and good flow.
Before The Clutter Book was published, I studied other writers’ books for content, layout and design. I found myself getting even snobbier the closer I looked.
As a self-published author, I wanted to make sure that my book was indistinguishable from traditionally-published books. While it’s true that anyone can print a book these days, some of the books coming from mainstream publishers just aren’t that good. I can’t figure out how a publisher got behind them. I hope that more people will look beyond the “self-published” label and judge books on their merit, not on their publisher.
What do you think? Are traditionally-published books better than self-published? Let us know by leaving a reply, below.