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Re: REQUEST: Self-published best-sellers?
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- Subject: Re: REQUEST: Self-published best-sellers?
- From: Buckley Jeppson <email@example.com>
- Date: Thu, 20 May 1999 16:04:59 -0400
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On Wednesday, May 19, 1999 11:20 AM, John Lansingh Bennett [SMTP:jbennett@LAKELAND.CC.IL.US] wrote:
> >I am preparing a feature on self-published books
> "The Read Aloud Handbook" by Jim Trelease and "Taming the C.A.N.D.Y.
> Monster" by I forget who are two self-pubs that went on to massive sales
> and commercial success. (The former was picked up by Viking/Penguin on the
> advice of a astute kiddie lit prof at NYU. As I recall, the latter just
> kept selling and selling out of the author's trailer in Minnesota or
> The poetry world abounds in similar stories. Seems to me that Ezra Pound
> and Robert Frost (to pick two) self-published early collections.
So did Thoreau, who still had copies left when he died.