McAfee is a former teacher from Mississippi who, after being rejected by numerous literary agents, decided to self-publish her e-book in December 2010.
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The e-book sold 145,325 copies from January to August 2011, McAfee says
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Another success story in which the original manuscript was rejected by either literary agents or traditional publishers. With nothing to lose, the author decided to self publish. Her success led to a traditional publishing deal with New American Library (NAL) for a 3 books deal.
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