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How can you tell if a book is self published?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by Holoman, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Holoman

    Holoman Troubadour

    Just wondering if anyone knows if there is a way to tell whether a book is self published. At the moment I can sometimes see the publisher on Amazon and check if it's a company, but often I can't really tell.

    Not got anything particular against self published but I've read a few books that raised my eyebrows with lots of spelling mistakes and tried to find out if they were self published but couldn't.

    So anyone know?
  2. La Volpe

    La Volpe Sage

    You could try looking on the first few pages (using amazon's "Look Inside!" feature). Books usually have that copyright/printing info page. If it was printed by a publisher, it should be indicated there. Then just google the publisher and see if it's just an actual publisher.

    I suspect that bigger publishers would also include a lot more legal jibber-jabber on that page.

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