As I’ve often mentioned, I rather stumbled my way into indie authorship. I have no regrets about doing this. If anything, being an indie author has taught me a lot about what works and what doesn’t in terms of marketing and branding.
Yes, being an indie author isn’t all sunshine and candy canes. But it does give you maximum control over your work. You can price your books as high or low as you wish. You can also move among genres (as I have) without a care about whether they fit the fashions of the time or not.
Currently, I’ve become (technically) a hybrid author, i.e., one who has a publisher and publishes independently. You might say it’s a kind of an experiment for me, to see how well I can do with publishing books both ways.
However, I am and always will be supportive of those who choose to seek a publisher. Everyone has different goals. Who am I to disagree with them?
Being an indie author, however, has helped me in more ways than I can count. It’s helped me to know that I can create a readership. It’s helped me creatively and while wearing my business hat. It’s also thrust me into the world of other authors. People I actually meet at writers’ conferences and so on. I can tell you this — authors are among the most supportive and awesome people on earth.
So … to my author friends and my readers, I give my heartfelt thanks!
PS: Have you read this article? Louis CK Pens Scathing Anti-Trump Letter: Trump ‘Is Hitler’ and ‘We Are Being Germany in the 30s’.
Well … don’t look at me! I didn’t write it! 🙂
And on that note, here’s another awesome article: Dear Amazon.