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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Why I Love Underrated Authors

This is one of my pet peeves.  I see authors promoting their books all over the internet, but then when I look at their Goodreads account or something of that nature, they post nothing but reviews from major authors.  What's a major author?  One published by one of the big New York publishers.  Folks, that's just plain crazy.  I've tried to read some of those authors and tossed the book aside never to finish it.  I've also read some who wrote really great books.  My point is, why not read some underrated authors?  Lots of times you can find their books on sale so it's not like you're making a major investment when you buy their books.

If you're wondering if I'm taking my own advice, I am.  I've downloaded three ebooks from authors published by small publishers, or in one case, I think self-published.  I started one of them Ghost Ship last night, and it had an intriguing beginning.  Watch for my review on Goodreads.  I won't stop reading bestselling authors, but I intend to add a few more underrated authors to the mix, and I encourage all of you to do the same. 

7 comments:

LuAnn said...

There certainly are a lot of excellent writers out there who are just starting out. Many, in fact, are just now publishing their first books and they are a pleasure to read.

Dana said...

Have to agree. I've found lots of great authors, since I started reviewing, that are self published and every bit as good as some published by the big publishers.

Brenda Youngerman said...

I could not agree with you more! We need to support one another!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Ladies, thanks for stopping by. I'm glad we're all on the same page.

Sarah said...

I think finding the whole world of self-published books is the best thing that's happened to me since I decided to start my book blog. Love the variety and talent that is out there.

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

Before blogging I didn't really think about it. I think self-published authors aren't as visible so people don't know what they are missing. I need to think of how to draw more traffic to those reviews so that they pop up on google and things like that. I've been thinking about underrate authors for while now.

Elaine Cantrell said...

Sarah and Alexis, thanks for stopping by.