…have something to brag about. If your query lists your previously published book(s), you can be sure I’m going to look it up on Amazon. If it isn’t there, this tells me you probably self pubbed it. There’s nothing wrong with self publishing, but the idea of listing your published books is to brag about the fact that you’re, well, published. I know of numerous self pubbed books that kicked tushie and took names. However, if you didn’t even get so far as to have your book listed on the most basic of online stores, then I’m going to think you’re a lot like the beagle when she insists that she filed and answered phones while I was gone. In a word, we both know better, so why pretend?
Selling your book through your website or the trunk of your car will not flip up my Victoria Secrets, so it’s probably best to simply omit these books from your query. It’s not a publishing credit.