*Still* Powered by Indie



The month of October 2017 was #PoweredByIndie Month at Amazon. They were celebrating great writing published via Kindle Direct Publishing, CreateSpace (now defunct), and Audiobook Creation Exchange. The celebration included a vast spectrum of books presented to entertain, excite, and inform. Amazon’s top authors share their paths as independent writers and showcase their favorite books to take readers on a journey of fact and fiction. You can check out #PoweredbyIndie on Amazon here (still going strong).

I’ve been an indie author since 2004, 51 books, and 14 years later (!), I still love it. Here are just three reasons why:

First: Complete creative control. As an indie, you get to decide your cover, interior design, sales copy, and content.

Second: Speed to market. It was just 122 days from idea to publication for You Must Write a Book. Some of my indie colleagues write and launch their books within 2-3 weeks! Traditional publishing can take up to two years… Also, updates and corrections can be made with ease (and quickly), which can really come in handy!

Third: Timing is everything. I can publish on my own terms, in my own timing–and so can you! Quick example: You Must Write a Book was released in conjunction with an Amazon media event held in New York City (and this article was published in Forbes as a result).

I truly love being an indie author. There are other reasons, too, and I’ll share them with you if you ask in the comments. Smile. In the meantime, tell me what you love about being an indie in the comments below (or what you know you’ll love about it).

 More Good Stuff…

~ BONUSES! Get access to my podcast pitch emails (and so much more) when you read You Must Write a Book.

You need reviews for your books! This tool will get you lots and lots! 

~ Authority Self-Publishing Episode 59: Why You Must Write a Book

~ 3 Things I Wish I Knew by Mark Dawson

~ I can help you craft, write, publish, launch, and market your book (and earn multiple streams of income, too). More info here.

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