This sounds bragging but read on. Some well-known, successful, important, handsome, famous, self-confident, super rich (add your own adjectives) persons have publicly claimed that it is impossible to make your own book covers, do your own editing and layout, and still be successful. Well, I did all that, and still made more than a million dollars. I was not perfect but nobody criticized me. I should add that English is not my mother tongue, I did my own drawings, too (they are naïve but original and charming), I made my own press releases and got about 500 write-ups, some several pages long, I wrote in three languages, and success found me.
How is that even possible? I mention some ways in my new book, Sell Your Words. Here are some points in retrospect: