As an indie author, you have numerous avenues for getting your book published in today’s market.
But when I go to writer’s conference I’m still hearing that getting a publisher is the industry Holy Grail. But what many authors don’t realize is that publishers actually create systems that make it difficult for authors to sell books.
Yes, being an indie author is a great responsibility, because you retain all control over your book, including the creative, digital, international rights, and promotion.
But it’s a beautiful thing because it gives you flexibility. Retail is finicky, trends can happen overnight, and publishers are notorious for ignoring trends and opting to forge ahead with what worked 20 years ago.
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But the average indie author is smarter than that. And here’s why: