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Friday, July 17, 2015

All Authors: True or False!

Dear RWPP,
 
Thanks for stopping by the All Authors Blog, where we bring you all that is new (and sometimes old) in the world of Literature. Today, we're sharing with you a game of True or False.
 
 

TRUE or FALSE?

 
 
Women only read romance novels.
 

False.

 
Women read a wide array of different genres. True that we all indulge in a good romance from time to time, but that by no means is the only thing we read. Come one guys, give us more credit than that!
 
Men can't stand any sappy or romantic book.
 

False.

 
Men have been known to delight in the occasional romance novel, even though they hate to admit it. Some have even gone as far as writing a romance or two. So go ahead Big Fella, grab your beer, your cigar and your hidden copy of game!
 
The only Writers that Self/Indie Publish are those who lack the talent to get picked up by Traditional Publishers.
 

False.

 
There has been a long list of authors whom have OPTED to Self/Indie Publish their works. Not because they lacked talent, but because they chose to do it on their own (for whatever reason). Among them there are names like Mark Twain, Edgar Allen Poe, Virginia Woolf and Tom Clancy. Never underestimate the power of the Indie Author.
 
Many Indie Authors have later on in their career been picked up by Traditional Publishers?
 

True.

 
There have been many Indie Authors that have gotten noticed and picked up by Traditional Publishers. Among them are famous authors such as Rick Evans, Irma Rombaure and John Grisham. Just because an Author may have chosen to Self Publish at first, by no means implies that they will never be scouted out by big name Publishers and represented. It's all a matter of persistence and perspective.
 
An author can get published well before they become an adult.
 

True.

 
History shows us that there have been a good amount of authors that have become published in their early years. While most young authors become published in their teens there was indeed a very young child that was published. The youngest commercially published author is Dorothy Straight (born 25 May 1958), of Washington, DC, USA, who wrote published in August 1964 by Pantheon Books.