For book/ebook authors, publishers, & self-publishers
I have four published books. The first question is always, "Who is your publisher?" When I tell them PublishAmerica and Jawbone Publishing. There response is, "Oh, you self-published."
My response is, "I used an alternative way to have my book published." Some how these individuals think that your book does not meet the standard of a published author. It is unfortunate that writers cannot support those of us whose goal is to have our books in print. Trust me, a traditional publisher does not guarantee a best seller or that books will sell. It's the author and the effort he/she puts into marketing, promoting, and selling their book.