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Self-publishing on Amazon?

If you self-publish on Amazon, is this more likely to put literary agents off? Will they consider your work previously-published, even if you only go for the Kindle option, and are therefore not physically published? I'm having trouble finding an agent, so was considering using Amazon's CreateSpace, to hopefully get a few reviews and see what people think of my work. I've read a lot online about not publishing on places such as FictionPress, because it puts agents off, knowing people have read your book for free. But if I want to find an agent, and I want to prove to them that people would (hopefully) be willing to buy my book, surely Amazon would be a good place to publish? Thanks for any thoughts/ideas.

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Keep on trying for an agent or send your work yourself to publishers who accept unagented material. go to the library or on line for these sources. Some big publishing houses have contests each year for self published books. good luck!

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