Can you believe it? 2016 is almost over. It feels like a blink ago that I pledged to read only self-published and small press books for the entire year, and now, thirty books later, I'm almost done!
Was it hard to find quality, self-published books? Yes and no. No, because I've become friends with authors in this scope. Yes, because traditionally published books have such a huge push behind them. At the beginning of the year, BookBub was a great resource for me. And now that it's grown, about 2/3 of the books on my daily news are from big publishers.
Even on Amazon, the books that I'm seeing the most now are the ones from Amazon's own imprints. This isn't a good or bad thing, but it just goes to show you that the publishing industry is always changing. For authors like myself, it helps to just stay the course. Keep writing. Keep adapting.
Okay, ready for the big winners of this year? (In my book, at least.