David Montgomery reports that the "winning" novel in the Aspiring Authors Contest, sponsored by the POD vanity press Lulu.com, is the perfect candidate for self-publishing…because it’s doubtful any other publisher would be interested.
The purpose behind this contest was to legitimize the self-publishing or
vanity/POD "alternative" for writers unable to break-in via the traditional
route. If the sponsors could come up with a great book, one of the alleged many
that languish unpublished due to the elitism and ignorance of New York
publishers, surely this would be a triumph for aspiring vanity authors
Well…not so fast. Unfortunately, it turns out that the book wasn’t