As someone who is writing a book and intends to self-publish, I want to support other authors who self-publish. That is why I review them.
You see, while I’m reading traditionally published books in physical form, I also read self-published books on Kindle. I usually have two books going at the same time, and I when I have a little time, I read the eBook.
But aren’t self-published books garbage? Absolutely not! There are some that are very good. Here are three that have received publishing deals after originally being published online or as self-published eBooks:
- Riyria Revelations, by Michael J. Sullivan
- Wool, by Hugh Howie
- The Martian, by Andy Weir
Although I don’t have Wool, I have the other two, and will read them soon. I have also read some that don’t have a publishing contract and are very good. Sure, just like traditionally published books, you find some that aren’t very good.
Below, you can watch the review of the first self-published novel I ever read, Voidhawk, by Jason Halstead.
The original review is here, which I did nearly four years ago.
Do you read self-published books? Let me know in the comments below.