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Heroes Of Self-Publishing: Authors Go It Alone (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post     First Posted: 03/15/11 08:15 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 07:40 PM ET

Self-publishing hero Amanda Hocking's extreme success earning her $2 million turns out not to be the only case. The world's literature is filled with self-publishing heroes who have made their mark on history. From Thomas Paine to Stephen King, From Virginia Woolf to a romance writer, maverick writers have introduced now classic works to the public themselves because no publisher wanted to take on their books.

The following people have all self-published at least one of their works.

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Paine anonymously published "Common Sense" in 1776. Within 3 months, he sold 100,000 copies, making it the best-selling work in 18th-century America.
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