Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Why Indies Rock!

Why do indie author’s rock?

Well, the fact of the matter is that being an indie author isn’t the easiest, but there are lots of things that make it a really rewarding experience. Some people might think that it’s not worth all the effort that goes into it, and trust me, there’s so much that goes on that you find yourself wishing there were 30 hour days just to get everything done.

When you’re indie, I think you interact with a lot more people and not just your fans; I’m talking about bloggers, editors, and cover designers. I’ve met so many people through this process, really amazing people that just make me thankful I decided to go through with indie publishing.

When you’re an indie author you have a lot more freedom than mainstream authors would. You get to decide everything, from the type of cover you want, to your title, character development, the world is your oyster. You also get to decide how it’s marketed, which tends to be the most difficult aspect of self-publishing but at the same time, you make the decisions about what goes on with your book.

I think you also tend to be prouder of yourself when you manage to do all these things on your own. You don’t just write your book, you do all the laborious aspects that most published authors never get to see or do. When you finally hold that book in your hands, you know the amount of blood, sweat, tears, and time that went into it and it makes it absolutely worthwhile when it all comes together so beautifully.

In the end, indie author’s definitely rock because they’re paving the way for a whole new way of publishing. So much so that regular publishing companies are now looking at what they can do to keep their own sales up. With all the self-published authors out there, there’s no telling how many amazing stories we’re going to get now that anyone can tell them.

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