What do these three people have in common?
They’re self-published nonfiction authors.
Kiyosaki was rejected by traditional publishers who said, “You don’t know what you’re talking about.” So he self-published 𝘙𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘋𝘢𝘥, 𝘗𝘰𝘰𝘳 𝘋𝘢𝘥, which was on the 𝘕𝘦𝘸 𝘠𝘰𝘳𝘬 𝘛𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘴 bestseller list for six years. It’s the #1 personal finance book of all time.
Twain was already a famous author when he grew tired of working with a publisher. He published 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘗𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘔𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘪𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘜𝘭𝘺𝘴𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘚. 𝘎𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘵 under his own imprint and marketed the bestseller to millions of veterans shortly after Grant’s death.
Rombauer was recently widowed and needed to support her family when she announced in 1931 that she would self-publish her personal collection of recipes. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘑𝘰𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘊𝘰𝘰𝘬𝘪𝘯𝘨 was ultimately picked up by a publisher and has sold more than 18 million copies to date.
So be encouraged: If you’re considering self-publishing, you’re in good company.