Kremer's Self-Publishing Hall of Fame — This book
features the stories of hundreds of famous self-publishers who have gone on to great
success. It also features tips from many of the hall of famers on how to do what
they did. I publish this book as an ebook because I’m continually adding new
heroes to it. June, 2011. 237-page ebook download. $20.00.
Self-Publishing Hall of Fame Listings
Arthur Naiman originally self-published The Macintosh
Bible, which has gone on to become the bestselling book about the Macintosh.
Mildred Newman and Bernard Berkowitz self-published How to Be Your Own Best Friend. The book sold so well in their local area that Random House paid them a
$60,000 advance for the rights to publish the book nationally.
Ted Nicholas sold $200 million worth of his self-published books before selling rights to many of
his titles and retiring to Switzerland.
Bret Nicholaus and Paul Lowrie self-published the original
edition of The Conversation Piece while students at Bethel College in Minnesota. When their
self-published book began selling just behind In the Kitchen with Rosie in some stores, Ballantine bought the rights to the book
and brought out a new edition in 1996.
Richard Nixon, former president of the United States, self-published one of his books,
Brook Noel wrote her first book and founded Champion Press in 1997. She has since published
dozens of books as well as written many additional titles (including the Rush Hour Cook series,
The Single Parent Resource, Back to Basics, I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye, Griefsteps, and Shadows of a
Vagabond, a book of poetry).
Jay North sold 100,000 copies of a Guide to Cooking with Edible Flowers
along with many other books he's self-published. Check out his website at http://www.goingorganic.com.
Laurie Notaro self-published her novel The Idiot Girl's Action-Adventure Club
via iUniverse. After selling the rights to her novel to Villard, the book made it onto the New York Times paperback bestseller list.
Starbuck O'Dwyer self-published his satiric novel Red Meat Cures Cancer
after getting distribution through Biblio at BookExpo America 2002. Kirkus Reviews featured the book on its October cover, calling the book
“deep-fried comic genius.” With the help of an agent, the novel was sold to Marty Asher, editor-in-chief at Vintage Books.
Karen Okulicz has sold more than 200,000 copies of her valuable book, Try! A
Survival Guide to Unemployment, most of them to state governments and other programs that assist the unemployed to find new work.
Her latest book, Decide! How to Make Any Decision, is now in its fifth printing with 36,000 sold. Foreign rights have been sold for
both books in Mexico, Russia, and Indonesia. Japanese rights have also been sold for Decide! Web: http://www.okulicz.com.
Tim O'Reilly, president of O'Reilly & Associates, started out as a self-publisher of books
on UNIX. He now runs the fourth largest trade computer book publisher, which grew out of his self-publishing efforts. O'Reilly
& Associates is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Hall of Fame.
Tim, along with his brother James O'Reilly and his travel-writing partner Larry Habegger originally self-published Travelers' Tales Thailand, the
first book published by their new company, Travelers Tales (http://www.travelerstales.com).
Begun in 1993, the company has already won the SATW Lowell Thomas Award for best travel book of the year in three different years!
Two and a half months after self-publishing their book, Conversations with Millionaires: What Millionaires Do
to Get Rich, That You Never Learned about in School!, Jason Oman and Mike Litman used Loverage to jump their book to #1 at Amazon.com. Read more about how they did it by
checking out this web page: http://www.bookmarket.com/jason.html.
Visit http://www.SelfPublishingHallofFame.com for more detailed listings of selected honorees.
Or read the book above for the most detailed and complete listings.
John Kremer's Self-Publishing Hall of Fame — This book features the stories of hundreds of
self-publishers who have gone on to great success. It also features tips from many of the hall of famers on how to
do what they did. I publish this book as an ebook because I’m continually adding new heroes to it. A great motivational
and educational tool! June 2011. 237-page ebook download. $20.00.
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