Self-published author sparks bidding war
1 May 2014 Last updated at 19:29 BST
When Tina Seskis book, One Step Too Far, was rejected by the publishing world four years ago she decided to take matters into her own hands.
The author decided to publish the novel herself as an e-book and also asked a high street newsagent to stock it.
In turn the novel's success got publishers interested, as Seskis tells the BBC's Nick Higham.
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