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A lot of speculations in the past years have been done in the case of self-publishing. Some argues that publishing houses as publishing services providers have no future. Sometimes it is thought that now is very easy to publish a book as e-book. There are a lot of success stories of self-publishers around. More and more authors are thinking: do I really need a publisher and retailer if they always takes a largest cut of the pie?
The case of Lithuanian author bestseller book (printed) is analyzed. This book also was fiction book of the year in Lithuania. Author published printed book in Lithuanian language with traditional publishing house and after the impressive results he decided to self-publish digital English language version of the book. The steps which author done towards publishing e-book in Amazon are described and analyzed. The results of selling and promoting that e-book on Amazon platform are presented and some insights on facing the market without professional help are given.
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