DIY publishing has been around for over a century. The list of famous authors who self-published is extensive, and shows it was a common way to launch a book and a career.
Mark Twain, Thomas Paine, Virginia Woolf, William Strunk and Gertrude Stein – all are here.
E. B. White, Edgar Allen Poe, e.e. Cummings, Rudyard Kipling and Deepack Chopra – present and accounted for.
Vince Flynn, DH Lawrence, E.L. James, Amanda Hocking and J.A. Konrath – all are in the house.
Yes, it’s a real who’s who of famous authors. But that’s not the reason for this meeting. There’s one thing that all these authors, and many more, have in common: they all self published books at various points of their literary careers.