Believe it or not most authors are zestful readers too. Most read such a wide variety of books that they really have no particular favorite genre. At least I don’t. What I like best about independent publishing houses or self publishers is I find you get more of a true form of literature. What I mean by that is both produce work in a more genuine form of what the author is actually saying. I have been able to find a wider range of topics written about. There isn’t as much restriction on what the plot of the book must be about. I find independent authors and publishing houses have more freedom to write more affluently.
Today a self -published author sent me a book for a beta read. He haven’t named it yet but it’s about a family during the “Great Recession.” (I haven’t finished it yet) but it’s a fictional story about struggle for survival sort of like “The Grapes of Wrath.” How the children’ world was turned upside down and the parents found no easy way to explain what was happening.
I have read many, many books by the big publishers many of my favorite authors are with the big publishers. So I think the years of spending my hard earned money for books entitled me to state my opinion. Don’t’ get me wrong. I still read many of the big publishers books. But I have come to know what topic will be published by which company. They rarely detour from their genre. If I see a book by a certain company I automatically knows what to expect from their books.
With the independent author. You never know what you may find and I like that.