Book Blogger Hop ~ Self-Published


The Book Blogger Hop is a weekly meme hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. Each week poses a book-related question. The hop starts on Friday and ends on Thursday. The purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers.

What do you like/dislike about self-published works? (submitted by Nicki @ Nicki J. Markus/Asta Idonea)

My biggest dislike of self-published works is the lack of editing. Both copy editing and plot editing. Both of these types of editors are integrally important to a well-crafted book. I have come across only a handful of self-published that can hold their weight in the editing regards. Often, the authors don’t want to pay for these editors. And as a reader with a strong English background, poor editing is a BIG turn off for me and I will share that far and wide. Even if it can’t be afforded, find the person you trust the best to proof your book.

I like that it is easier to access authors and their works than them having to go through all of the hoops through a publishing house, which accounts for the sometimes 70-80% price hike in published vs. self-published works.

2 thoughts on “Book Blogger Hop ~ Self-Published

  1. Editing is definitely an issue with self-published books, both plot and structure, like you said. I think that’s why I still haven’t finished off a series I read year and years ago But I’ve come across a few that I really really enjoyed too, so it’s not all bad!

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