Thursday, March 31, 2016
The Indie Road: The Starting Line
I'm doing another one because:
a.) Things change FAST in the publishing world and probably 75% of the things I said are probably now obsolete.
b.) I've now published my 4th indie book and I think I was working on book #2 at the time. Needless to say, I learn a TON more with each book I publish. So when I get up to 10, I'll probably have to do a new series again, HA!
I've been having LOTS of chats with fellow authors about the "to-Indie-or-not-to-Indie" decision.
My posts won't help you make that decision. Because it is personal and the answer will be different for each author.
I know a LOT of traditional authors who still swear by trad. publishing and would never go indie.
I know a lot of trad. pubbed authors who do a little of both right now.
And I know a lot of indie authors who swear they wouldn't take a traditional publishing contract even if it came with a nice hefty advance with it. (most would rethink it when that number got into 6 or 7 digits, but I digress, I am pretty confident in saying that few if any of us are looking at that happening any time soon.)
So no, my posts will for the most part not focus on the decision.
But if you've said, "Okay, fine. Indie. Let's do this."
This series is for you. This is also for you that are saying, "Okay, fine. Indie. I'm not completely opposed. Tell me more."
There is a TON of information out there. I'll attempt to point you to GREAT places to give it, and give some helpful tips I've learned along the way.
For now, let's chat about Indie.
Where are you at in the process? Are you still 100% traditional publishing bound? Are you interested in the whole indie process? Any questions you have? I'll be glad to answer or put on the list for future blog posts to address!