Here at my blog, I have a long history of covering all issues related to writing and publishing. That means I’ve covered writing craft, the various steps of the editing and publishing process, the publishing industry, and writing life.
Even though I’m now indie published, I don’t want my blog to turn into “all self-publishing tips all the time.” First of all, I know that’s not what all of you come here for. Secondly, I’d get bored without a variety of topics. *smile*
But I also do want to share some of my indie publishing insights and advice. So when my friend Janice Hardy asked if I wanted to join the Indie Author Series at Fiction University, I jumped at the chance.
Once a month, I’ll be posting over there as part of the Indie Author Series. Luckily for me, my assigned slot always falls on a Thursday, so I’ll be able to coordinate my guest posts with my blog schedule here. (The last thing I needed to do was add to my already overstuffed schedule. *smile*)
I’m starting off with a series that’s going to dig into some of our options for indie publishing, and my posts will run the first Thursday of every month.
In the writing community, we talk a lot about the traditional vs. self-publishing path, but there are options along the self-publishing road as well. Today marks my first post, where I talk about the first step we have to take to find the best indie publishing path for us…
Indie Publishing Paths: Do You Know Your Options?
One great thing about the indie author community is the willingness to help each other out. A quick search on the KBoards Writers’ Cafe forum can often provide information from those in the trenches who are ahead of us on the indie publishing journey. Everywhere we look, authors share the pros and cons of methods they’ve tried and “what not to do” advice.
So it’s no surprise that many new indie authors choose “virtual” mentors. We can watch what successful authors are doing and try to emulate them.
That’s a great technique, and one I’ve followed as well. However, we need to keep in mind that there’s no one right path to success. Many indie authors are successful, and they didn’t all do the same things as far as pricing, release schedules, choosing vendors, etc.
There’s no one right way to be an indie author, and hopefully, with a little information, we’ll be able to find the right method for us.
Please join me at Janice Hardy’s Fiction University for the rest of this post!
Are you familiar with Janice Hardy’s blog? What are your favorite features of her blog? Are you self-publishing or considering self-publishing? What self-publishing “paths” can you think of? What questions would you like to see answered?Pin It