AMA: The Pros & Cons of Being an Indie Author
Hello, my name is Lisa Orban and I have been an Indie author since 2013 and have published eight books in four diverse genres, so far.
As readers, many of you may not be aware of the great debate over independent publishing and where those authors fit into the publishing world. To answer that truthfully, most Indie authors are looked upon as the unwanted stepchildren of publishing, tolerated but not respected, even though some of the top grossing books of recent years have their humble beginnings as Indie publications (The Martian, 50 Shades of Grey).
As authors, many have struggled on the rejection road in the traditional world of publishing and may be wondering if it’s time to throw in with all those other authors who decided their book was worth the time, money and effort to publish and promote on their own.
The two sides of the debate come down to this:
- On the Indie side, the idea that those books may not meet what is considered traditional editing standards, and thus producing a lower quality book for readers.
- And on the traditional side, that profit comes before innovation and once a book formula is found to produce big numbers, they rarely vary from it, giving readers a predictable, if well edited, version of the same book over and over again.
So, let’s have a discussion of the pros, cons, rewards, and heartache of becoming an Indie author and what this debate means for readers. I look forward to answering your questions.
Website | Links | Video Blogs
If you would like to learn more about me, my books, and find out about my latest misadventures in living, visit my website, The Talking Book with Lisa Orban.
Trivial Pursuits | The not so glamorous life of an Indie Author
Rainy Day Reflections of a Writer | Some days, self-doubt takes over
The Internet has Eaten my Life! | How marketing & promotion can take over your life as an Indie author
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