BookLocker Self-Publishing Case Studies
Below are several examples of how authors use our service to both leverage their POD book into a traditional publishing contract and sell direct.
BookLocker Authors Who Landed Traditional Contracts
People who say using a POD publisher ruins your chances of getting a traditional publishing contract don’t know what they are talking about. Here is a selection of authors who attracted the attention of traditional publishers after first publishing with BookLocker.
Roberta Roberti – Landed contract for What, NO MEAT? Traditional Italian Cooking the Vegetarian Way. Read her story here: Persistence! Another Self-Published Author Lands a Traditional Contract
Warren Brussee – The Great Depression of Debt: Survival Techniques for Every Investor Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated. (Updated version of The Second Great Depression, originally published by BookLocker.) Read the story of how it happened here: Journey from BookLocker to a Major Publisher
Kevin Coolidge – Hobo Finds A Home, Edgecliff Press. Originally published by BookLocker under the same name. Read his story here: Another BookLocker Author Lands a Traditional Contract!
Henry Mark Holzer – The Supreme Court Opinions of Clarence Thomas, 1991-2006: A Conservative’s Perspective, McFarland & Company. (Updated version of Keeper of the Flame: The Supreme Court Opinions of Justice Clarence Thomas, 1991-2005, originally published by BookLocker.) Read his story here: Self-Publishing Leads to Another Traditional Contract
Paul Clayton – Carl Melcher Goes to Vietnam, Thomas Dunne Books (a division of St. Martin’s Press). Read his story here: Another Booklocker.com POD Book Lands Traditional Contract!
Marnia Robinson – Peace Between the Sheets, North Atlantic Books
John R. Violette – Extra-dimensional Universe: Where The Paranormal Becomes Normal, Hampton Roads Publishing Company
Michael Volkin – The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, Savas Beatie
Robert Rotenberg – The Art and Craft of College Teaching: A Guide for New Professors and Graduate Students, Left Coast Press
Self-Publishing Leads to Traditional Contract By Tom Douglas, and his follow-up article: BookLocker.com Set the Stage for a Multi-Book Contract With a Traditional Publisher By Tom Douglas
Self-Publish Your Way to Success! By Kathy Sanborn
My Writing Journey With Booklocker: Help When There Was None By Rickey E. Pittman
Authors Selling Direct
People who say you can’t make money publishing through a POD publisher are wrong. Here are examples of authors leveraging BookLocker’s publishing system to generate income.
Sold and Sold Again! By Mike Doolin
Fiction Set in Real Location Can Inspire Local Interest and Sales! By Marjorie Abrams
First Book Signing – 83 Copies Sold! By Linda Stechert
Insomia Breeds Novel Thoughts By Mark LaFlamme
From Unpublishable to Profitable By Kristina Seleshanko