There are more than a few famous authors, that we are quite familiar with, that have self published. I see a lot of authors online doubting themselves because they want to self publish. There is hope! Check out these famous authors that you may, or may not, have known that self published.
Yes, the great poet, Edgar Allen Poe, self published. Believed to be the most rare first editions in American literature, Poe's collections of poems entitled 'Tamerlane and Other Poems' is so rare that it's believed to only be twelve copies that still exist!
George Bernard Shaw financed the publication of his early plays to attract theatrical producers. He went on to create such splendors as his novel, 'Love Among the Artists'. Truly a great author, although he started by self publishing!
Huckleberry Finn, the beloved tale that is all but forced upon us as required reading for school, was self published by Mr. Mark Twain. Mark Twain was one of the best authors that ever lived, and he made it big, despite being self-published.
Most artist are more famous when they are deceased; little known fact for you. Virginia Woolf self-published her first few books and survived to become a famous author. Also a little known fact.
Poet, journalist, and essayist, Walt Whitman, also self published! He self-published a book of poetry that he so skillfully titled, 'Leaves of Grass, history and information'.
So you see, you can self publish, and you can still get a lot of notification!
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