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Book Country's First Signed Author: 'Never Considered Self-publishing'

Posted at 8:47AM Monday 20 Feb 2012

Kerry Schafer's novel, Between, an urban fantasy on the Book Country genre map, was the first to be picked up off the site by Penguin. (When Book Country launched its self-publishing tool in November 2011, some self-published authors criticized Penguin for bating newbie-writers into thinking that by working with Book Country, they might have a chance at getting picked up by the major publisher even if that wasn't necessarily the case.

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