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Writing Outside the Box

Indie Authors Take it to the Readers

As a new author, my dream was no different than many others. I envisioned sending my polished manuscript out into the world, having an agent fall madly in love with it, and he/she would rush my masterpiece to publishers--who also loved it--and would fight for the privilege of representing it. What I learned was that if a story doesn't slip easily into the slot on the booksellers' shelf, that dream is over. There are gatekeepers, you see, holding the keys of traditional publishing, deciding what readers want to read.

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