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Self-Publishing on The Daily Show

Via Galleycat:

In the above video, Nagin talks to Jon Stewart about how he chose to self publish the book rather than go through a publishing house, after shopping it with a literary agent. He said: “Once you turn over your manuscript to a publisher, you never know what is going to happen.”

Translation: I’m not sure what. Couldn’t find a publisher?

Here’s the book:

Published via Createspace – currently #436 in books.

  • http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/members/ronfritsch/ Ron Fritsch

    If even the mayor of New Orleans during Katrina can’t make a “book deal” with a traditional publisher, isn’t that telling us everything we need to know?

    • http://www.selfpublishingreview.com/members/henry-baum/ Henry Baum

      What’s also telling is that this isn’t even big news. A couple of years ago and Nagin self-publishing would have been a big story.