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Off the Shelves: Local author’s book thought-provoking despite its flaws

POSTED: January 13, 2013 7:00 a.m.

I’ve realized after reading the novel for this week’s book review that it may not be fair for me to critique self-published books. While I do get many requests from local writers to review their books, and I always want to support the ambitions of aspiring authors, let’s face the not-so-nice truth: People tend to self-publish when faced with continuous rejection from literary agents and traditional publishing houses, and they prefer to simply pay the fee themselves to see their work in print.

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