Self-published books as Christmas presents?

Did you know that The Shack started out being self-published? Read about it in http://www.christianwritingtoday.com/the-shack-self-published-to-15-million-copies-sold/. Apparently the author,William Paul Young, gave away fifteen photo copies of the book as Christmas gifts. His readers loved the story and passed it on. But he could not find a publisher who was interested in his work, so he decided to self publish. He sold over 3 million copies before he turned it over to a distribution group.

This week a friend introduced me to the website of Jeff Goins. He has a similar concept of offering a free sample of writing. Now I am giving some thought to publishing a free short story or two. With new on-line publishing options appearing every week, I scarcely know where to turn. I suppose I could  start by giving away copies to friends and family for Christmas. =)  Or publish them here on my website?

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About tinafriesen

I am a writer, a painter/artist, musician/song writer. Writing and art and music satisfy my longing for beauty and harmony and love. My world is perfect when I am able to share these gifts with others.
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