Monday, March 26, 2012

Self-Publishing Success Stories: Jenny Gardiner


In December, she sold around 8,000, and all together in the past year, she's sold 80,000 books.

Not too shabby for someone earning minimum wage at a cupcake store last year.

"Traditional legacy publishing— it's very set in the 20th century," says Gardiner, comparing the industry to a giant ocean liner trying to do U-turn in a harbor. "Publishing now is fleet of foot."

Gardiner still attends writers conferences, but the tone has changed.

"It used to be that everyone was sucking up to publishers," says Gardiner. "Now, everyone is asking, 'What's the benefit of going with you?'"

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Highlighting some of the author's books:

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