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More than 20 of Your Favorite Self-Published Books!

S. Zainab Williams

Executive Director, Content

S. Zainab would like to think she bleeds ink but the very idea makes her feel faint. She writes fantasy and horror, and is currently clutching a manuscript while groping in the dark. Find her on Twitter: @szainabwilliams.

This Riot Recommendation is sponsored by Reedsy.

Self-published books are no different from the ones published by the biggest publishers. Behind every bestselling self-published book, there is a team of professional editors and designers who worked with the author to turn their manuscript into a beautiful book.

This is what Reedsy is all about: giving authors access to the world’s best publishing talent. Reedsy’s intuitive marketplace allows any author to find the perfect editor, designer or marketer for their book, so that it can stand proudly on the shelves next to the biggest names in their genre.

It stands to reason that when authors are given the tools to publish their stories, we all benefit from a wider variety of voices and perspectives. Self-publishing allows writers to take control of their creative work, and share it with readers in search of stories that speak to them. We asked you to tell us your favorite self-published books and you responded. Here are more than 20 of your favorites!

The Secrets Of Islayne by Kari Lynn West

The Duchess War by Courtney Milan

Peshwari Nans: Beyond the Bucket List by MR Stephen Haughan

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers

The Asylum for Wayward Victorian Girls by Emilie Autumn

Dogs With Bagels by Elena Sandovici

Getting Naked for Money: An Accidental Travel Writer Reveals All by Edie Jarolim

Miss Mezzanine by Mike Smith

The Pecan Man by Cassie Dandridge Sellick

The Martian by Andy Weir

Cherringham: Mystery Shorts series by Matthew Costello and Neil Richards

Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

The James Potter Series by G. Norman Lippert

Beautiful Chaos by Robert M. Drake

To Redeem a Rake by Christi Caldwell

Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan

A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

Death Becomes Her by Michael Anderle

Maid for the Billionaire by Ruth Cardello

Bloodfire by Helen Harper

The Atlantis Gene by A.G. Riddle