That’s what Boyd Morrison did. In The Huffington Post, he says he received “rave rejections” but no takers for his book, The Ark. So he posted his manuscript in the Kindle store.
It sold through word of mouth.
To my shock, my novels started climbing the bestseller list. Within a month, The Ark, which was getting excellent reviews from readers, reached number one on the Kindle store's technothriller bestseller list, higher than established authors like Tom Clancy and Brad Thor. In three months, my three books sold 7,500 copies and were selling at a rate of 4,000 books per month.That got the attention of an editor at Touchstone Books, who offered him a four-book deal and Morrison’s foreign rights agent sold The Ark to 18 foreign markets.
What about you? Would you try this? Do you think you could stir up enough “word of mouth” to sell copies and make money – or even get enough sales to attract an agent’s or editor’s attention?