From a Reader’s Perspective:
Many people have the opinion that self-published books are usually of lower quality than books from established publishing houses. Yet most voracious readers have ploughed through mainstream-published books that aim for mass appeal, but contain little or no originality. Both self-published books and those from large publishers are often peppered with grammatical errors and misspelled words. We don’t believe in creating a war between authors, just as we don’t believe in literary snobbery; quality literature is quality literature, regardless of its mode of production. We want to hear your opinions (complimentary and/or constructively critical) of self-published books you’ve read. Have you perceived differences in quality between self-published and mainstream-published books? If so, what are these differences? Please avoid sweeping statements and wide-ranging generalisations; we’re looking for specifics.
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