While I was looking at how extracurriculars were ranked, I was really surprised to see that self-publishing a book was really high up on the list. Does the act of self-publishing really matter or is the popularity/sales of the book really what counts? I like to write and the prospect of self-publishing a book would be fun and all, but does popularity/sales matter more than the actual self-publishing? I'm asking this question because I'm thinking of writing this genre but the usual place to self-publish is usually Amazon and I've noticed this genre isn't really popular there. Though I would like to self-publish anyways, I might do another story of a popular genre instead.
As sean said its more the lessons you have learned from it except if you become semi-famous and then that's a huge boost. Ill admit an essay of how you went through the publishing process would make a great essay especially if you detail your motivation etc.
Thank you! I have also was interested in book publishing.
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