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Self-Publishing… With Penguin

By posted at 11:28 am on November 18, 2011 2

Want to be published by Penguin? For $99 (£60), you can! As stated in this Guardian article, “Penguin USA will provide the service through its genre-fiction online community, Book Country, which launched in May offering wannabe authors the opportunity to post their work online and receive feedback.” The news comes on the heels of Amazon’s announcement that Amanda Hocking has become the second self-published author to tally 1,000,000 Kindle sales.





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2 Responses to “Self-Publishing… With Penguin”

  1. Jim Kukral
    at 10:10 pm on November 18, 2011

    And it should also be reported that this is a bad deal for authors.

  2. Robert Chazz CHute
    at 11:59 pm on November 20, 2011

    A very bad deal and the details make it look like Penguin is trying to take advantage of the uninformed. There are several aggregators out there who work much cheaper than this and whose agreements don’t take a piece of everything from the author.

    Konrath came back from his blogging hiatus last week to warn the self-published how bad this deal is. I have nothing to add to his take on it so I’ll just suggest those interested check it out here: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/11/book-country-fail.html

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