Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! I'm sick to death of snobs!
October 1, 2009 11:09pm CST
I'm nowhere near as good as the following authors, but please note, I have one thing in common with all of them. They, like myself, have all been at one time self published! I'm so sick of snobs (mostly ignorant jerks from the LOCAL press) who tell me I'm not REALLY published, since I'm self published. Oh, yeah? Well, go suck eggs, Journal-Gazette and News Sentinel! Go to h-e- double hockey sticks, all of you who think self publishing is for nobodies! I'm sick to death of you! Here's a list of nobodies for you dummies to ponder! Alexander Dumas Alexander Pope Alfred Lord Tennyson Anais Nin Beatrix Potter Benjamin Franklin Bernard Shaw Carl Sandburg Christopher Paolini D.H. Lawrence Deepak Chopra E. Lynn Harris E.E. Cummings Edgar Allen Poe Edgar Rice Burroughs Ernest Hemingway Ezra Pound George Bernard Shaw Gertrude Stein Henry David Thoreau Homer Irma Rombauer Jack Canfield and Mark Hensen James Redfield John Grisham John Muir Julius Caesar Ken Blanchard L.Frank Baum L.Ron Hubbard Lawrence Ferlinghetti Leo Tolstoy Lord Byron Louis L'Amour Marcel Proust Mark Twain Marlo Morgan Nathaniel Hawthorne Pat Conroy Percy Bysche Shelly Pliny the Elder Pliny the Younger Pope John Pual II Richard Bolles Richard Nixon Richard Paul Evans Robert Bly Robert Service Robinson Jeffers Rod McKuen Rudyard Kipling St. Matthew St. Mark St. Luke St. John St. Paul St. James St. Jude St. Augustine St. Thomas Aquinas Spencer Johnson Stephen Crane Stephen King T.S. Eliot Thomas Hardy Thomas Jefferson Thomas Paine Tom Peters Upton Sinclair Virginia Woolf W.E.B. DuBois Walt Whitman Willie Cather William Blake William E.B. DuBois William Shakespeare Zane Grey Need I say more? The point being, I'm not all that great, but I'm self published, and I'll be damned if I'm going to let others say I'm not good enough or that I'm a nobody just because I happen to be self published.
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10 Jun 10
You have an impressive list there. You have E.Lynn Harris; you are so right; to be honest a LOT of African American writers start out by self publishing because mainstream publishing sometimes don't recognize the fact that there is a serious market out there for them, so they self publish. I wasn't aware of the majority here; but don't bother with all of that, you just do you and keep your market in the know about you. peace.