The general consensus within the big conglomerate in the publishing world has been that self published books are generally rejects from the main players. Thus, why would any newspaper or television channel be bothered reviewing the work of an author who for very obvious reason ( in their eyes inferior) couldn't find anyone to publish their work. There was a definite stigma attached to it. A bad odour that reeked of desperation and flagrant ego.
The main broadsheet and television to a certain extent have always argued that the principle of reviewing books that are only published through well-renowned publishers had inbuilt quality control they could not do without. It now seems the quality control factor was merely a smoke screen for maintaining the old school boy network. This hitherto sacrosanct principle is now being reviewed,revised or ditched completely. The now seems to be a change in the wind - or to put it bluntly a revolution in the making.
As more self-published authors hit the big time, that reputation (of vanity,flagrant ego etc,etc. )is definitely beginning to diminish. Self-published authors are now thought of as entrepreneurs, energetic souls determined to forge their own identity and destiny in the cultural landscape.
The Complete Transition
New technology couple with other tailored services like Amazon CreateSpace, Lulu and Smashwords have put creating and distributing a book firmly into the hands of anyone and everyone. It means that now, in best-seller lists, alongside literature's world-famous, you'll discover the likes of John Locke. Last year, he became the eighth member of a highly desirable pack - the Kindle Million Club - a special few who have surpassed the one million sales mark in Amazon's Kindle store. "We're in the stages of a complete transition," Mr. Locke told the BBC. "Self-published authors were made to feel second rate, and ridiculed. It's perhaps the only industry where that takes place. "When I went into the insurance business and put up my own money, nobody considered it a 'vanity' investment." "But when I had the courage and belief in myself to write my own books and publish them, I was labelled as a vanity author - someone who couldn't measure up." Now, the playing field has levelled because of the access to electronic media.
Electronic media here generally refers to publishing software such as Adobe's InDesign, Acrobat and the Digital Publishing Suit These combination of software gives you the capability of publishing in print or Screen. The later category (screen) with it myriad of device types (smart-phone, Tablet and E-reader) is expanding at an exponential rate. Soon rather than latter everything published can be accessed through the aforementioned devices irrespective of form factor.
While the pressures on the most successful self-publishers can become unwieldy for a one-person operation, for those that do successfully combine entrepreneurial spirit with a creative writing flair, the rewards can be enormous. And not just for the author, fans argue, but for the readers, who by voting with their wallets have proven that the companies in control of what hits our bookshelves do not always get it right.
Here at NedPress we offer a fairer and more transparent way of getting a book to market for people who may not have the business know-how to do so. The reason we started doing what we do was because all the questions we got asked were about how to get self-published, or if they have been self-published, how to become credible. If you haven't worked in the publishing industry, how would you know where to start?
As mentioned earlier the crucial gatekeeper in this industry has been the newspaper and television reviewers. We believe that anything that challenges gatekeepers is a good and healthy thing.
Our Basic Principle
We provide much more than a sympathetic oversight on your manuscripts. Where approriate we follow up the story line to make sure it is consistent and digestable.Your style of writing is a feature unique to you - and we try as much to amplifier that salient attribute without any dilution. Occasionally we might alter the layout where we think it might impact in a positive way. Graphic designs and illustrations are done inhouse by our expert designers.
Not at all. We are a charitable organisation funded by the public and occasionally get grant from both local and national government tailored for a specific purpose
Established since 2014
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