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Subject: Would you read a self published book?
Date Posted: 8/6/2007 8:58 PM ET
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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 7:13 AM ET
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I'd check them out as long as the religious portion wasn't too strong:)

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Date Posted: 8/7/2007 7:44 PM ET
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Patricia, I have wanted to write books for so long. There are several plots always rolling around in my head. But that is as far as I got. You actually sat down and wrote--- not one but three! And you have a family to take care of too. That is pretty amazing and to be commended. I wish I had your discipline. It sounds easy to say, "I am going to write a book." but actually following through and doing it is something  else again. You should  feel proud of your accomplishment. Your books sound interesting and I wish you all the success in the world with them. I am impressed!

 

 

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Hey Patricia - the books sounds good from what I've read.  As to your question, I don't think whether you are self published or not would be a factor.  If the book is good, to me the publisher is not even an issue.  Congratulations!

Sherri

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personally, the christian part and the old west parts turn me off, otherwise I would read self-published if the themes were more appealing.

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I don't think the fact that something is self-published would turn me off though I do tend to go by authors I've read before and liked or that someone here recommended or if the cover/description strikes my fancy. I don't read a lot of historicals or religious based romances though there have been some I've read and liked(both historical and Christian) and I have some of Dee Henderson's in my TBR pile that I've decided to try based on several recommendations both here and on amazon.com. I usually expect sex in my romance books though I've read several books (even non-christian based) that either had none or it was very minimized and siill enjoyed them. I know the preachy ones totallly turn me off or ones where it seems like preaching is the main topic and romance secondary

so with all my 'thinking by typing'LOL I think i'm still at a 'maybe'..but it wouldnt' be because of them being self-published but more along the lines of them being  a genre I dont' usually read(historical) and the lack of sex but these DO sound pretty interesting and tempting...