Kremer's Self-Publishing Hall of Fame ó 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 Iím continually adding new
heroes to it. June, 2011. 237-page ebook download. $20.00.
Self-Publishing Hall of Fame Listings
Jan Yager self-published Friendshifts: The Power of Friendship and How It
Shapes Our Lives among many other books published by her company, Hannacroix
Creek Books. That book led to interviews on Oprah!, The View, Today Show, The
Early Show, Sunday Morning, and many other broadcast and cable TV shows as well
as interviews on radio and in many newspapers and magazines.
With the help of some friends William P. Young self-published his Christian
novel The Shack, about a mourning father who meets God. His novel has sold more
than a million copies.
Tim and Nina Zagat self-published their first Zagat Survey
in 1979 as two mimeographed pages. By 1998, their Zagat New York Survey alone sold more than 600,000 copies.
In 1997, Zane (one name only) began self-publishing her erotic stories online via her
eroticanoir.com website. She got 8,000 hits within three weeks for her first story. Later in 1999,
publishing them in book form under the name of Strebor Books, she sold 60,000 copies of Addicted, 20,000
copies of Sex Chronicles, and 38,000 of Shame on It All. Pocket Books
then bought rights to all three books in a lucrative contract. Zane went on to publish many other African American authors under her publishing
company, Strebor Books, before selling the company to Simon & Schuster in June 2005. She remains as
publisher of the imprint while writing more books for Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster.
Canadian author Ernie Zelinsky self-published three books, including The Joy of
Not Working, The Lazy Person's Guide to Success, and The Joy of Thinking
Big. After selling thousands of copies, he sold the rights to Ten Speed Press. Ernie now works two to four hours a day.
After self-publishing her first book and selling 50,000
copies, Susan Zimmer was approached by
literary agent Albert Zuckerman who landed her a deal with Andrews McMeel. Her
I Love Coffee! now has more than 55,000
copies in print. A third book will be published in 2009.
self-publisher of How to Tape Instant Biographies,
is a firm believer in the power of the press. He's had feature spreads in
Business Week, Washington Post, and New York Times. The Times
feature story brought in over 2,000 inquiries for his book.
Craig Zirbell originally self-published The Texas
Connection, a book about LBJ's role in the assassination of John F. Kennedy. Through word of mouth, he was able to sell enough
books for it to make it onto the bestseller lists. He then sold mass market reprint rights to Warner Books.
According to some sources, here are a few other self-publishers: William Blake, Stephen Crane, Rudyard Kipling, D.H. Lawrence, Anais Nin, Ezra Pound,
Carl Sandburg, Upton Sinclair, and Gertrude Stein.
Visit http://www.SelfPublishingHallofFame.com for more detailed listings of selected honorees.
Or read the book below for the most detailed and complete listings.
John Kremer's Self-Publishing Hall of Fame ó 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 Iím continually adding new heroes to it. A great motivational
and educational tool! June 2011. 237-page ebook download. $20.00.
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