We couldn’t be prouder of our authors.
They’ve invested in quality services and put in the time to market and promote their books. Because of this, authorship is paying off for them. Columbus Publishing Lab authors have been featured in 614 Magazine, The Columbus Dispatch, Columbus Alive, Good Day Columbus and other local media. You can walk into many independent shops around town and find Columbus Publishing Lab books on the shelves. Our authors have put in the hard work, and as a result, they’re selling books and getting noticed.
As any self-published author can tell you, selling books isn’t easy. Any author who’s interested in some form of monetary success operates as a business person–an “authorpreneuer.” And while there’s been a great movement in the past few years to support local businesses, too often local literature is overlooked. You eat at restaurants that grow their food locally, you go to small-venue concerts to support local musicians, and you seek out local artisans. We eat local, shop local and even listen local. Why not read local?
The holidays are just around the corner. As you’re out buying gifts, or shopping the Internet from home, consider choosing a book by a local author. James Patterson isn’t going to get excited if you order his latest book for Christmas, but an independent author will be thrilled, and genuinely appreciative, to hear you’ve purchased her book.
Whether you prefer fiction or non-fiction, e-books or print books, self-publishers are producing quality books that deserve to be read. I encourage you to seek out an independently published book, and consider giving it a shot. Who knows? You might find your new favorite author in the process.
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