So yesterday I stumbled upon an ebook that I will be reviewing in the next week or so. I went to the author's blog and read a lot of the things she had to say. One thing that kind of shocked me and stood out was that she mentioned how she approached a number of bloggers asking them to review her book and she was rejected. She was rejected simply because she is independently published and these bloggers would only review books published by major publishing companies.Sure we all read mainstream books but isn't it when you find that author or book no one has heard of that you become gleeful to introduce it to people? One of my all time favorite authors is not well known even in his genre of mystery. His name is Parnell Hall and he writes the hilarious Puzzle Lady books. Every single (and I truly mean every single) person that I have recommended the Puzzle Lady books to has not only read one but have gone on to seek out all of the other Puzzle Lady books. But when you mention Parnell's name most people don't recognize it outside of people who are really into mystery novels.Though his books are published by Bantam a major publisher. Anyway I'm getting a bit off track....I guess my question is do you only accept books that are published by major publishing companies or do you ever accept self-published authors. Why or why not?
Oh and just to show how hilarous Parnell Hall is check out this video.