Why I love being an indie author #IndieBooksBeSeen

Being an indie author can be tough, but here are just a few of the upsides:

I can write what I like. What I mean by this is I don’t have to stick to one genre. For example my first two books, The Finder and The Illusionist are supernatural fiction. But my third book, due out late February 2015  is a romantic comedy and it couldn’t be more different from the first two. If I was lucky enough to be with a publishing house, would they allow that? I doubt it, or they’d make me use a different author name.

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I can publish when I like. Once I’ve written the book, edited it several times, had it proof read then sourced the cover artwork, it’s good to go. I don’t have to fit into anyone else’s schedule – commercial or political.

I can stay true to my story. I’m lucky enough to have a very good story editor, she helps me create the structure for my work, but she doesn’t tell me what I should or shouldn’t do. She also does this for free, because she’s confident that some time in the future she’ll get a big payback – me too! As an indie author I solicit input from my beta readers, I take their advice on board but I’m not bound by it – I can stay true to my story.

I don’t need permission from anyone else to publish my book. Whether I choose Amazon, Smashwords or any of the others, I decide if I want to publish. No one tells me I can’t and no one tells me I must.

Nothing beats that feeling when your book is available to download and readers start to buy it! I am my own master, for good or bad. I write what I enjoy reading, and I hope my readers enjoy reading it too.

I am a proud supporter of IndieBooksBeSeen as started by Mark Shaw – follow the hashtag …#IndieBooksBeSeen for the latest news on indie books.


See more about being an indie author from Christina L Rozelle in her blog post 10 Things that SUCK (and ROCK!) about Being an Indie Author.


About cjmorrow13

I love to write about everyday life as though viewed side on - I like to catch the object which moves in the corner of your eye and disappears when you turn. I'm fascinated by the ordinary man, or woman, who isn't quite what they seem. I like to see the magic and mystery in every situation and relationship. Life intrigues me and I often find it amusing. When I don't like what's going on in the world, I write another one. Join me.
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3 Responses to Why I love being an indie author #IndieBooksBeSeen

  1. logankeys says:

    Neat post! FOLLOWED!

  2. All rocking reasons to love being an indie author!

  3. Pingback: 10 Things that SUCK (and ROCK!) about Being an Indie Author (Part 2) | A Spark in the Dark

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