Good morning, bookpups🐾 Today, we’re talking about INDIE PUBLISHING … it’s new-ish, and very controversial. While many traditionally published/big-name authors frown on indies, we’re aiming to support the creatives that use indie publishing as a way to get their voice in front of an audience. Indie publishing isn’t the quick ticket to fame that many aspiring authors hope for, but it offers a great deal more control over the finished product. Here is a very short list of 5 indie authors I can’t-wait to read OR read more of! Enjoy!
🆀🅾🆃🅳: Do you have a favorite Indie author?
Favorites, favorites. What a hard choice! For now, let’s go with Lindzee Armstrong, as I’ve loved every one of her books I’ve read!
Not sure what an indie author is? Mr. Google led me to a fantastic website that helps to clear the confusion (a bit): If you see yourself as the creative director of your books, from concept to completion and beyond, then you’re indie. This can mean self-publishing all on your own or by working with an independent publishing company.
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5 Indie Authors I Can’t-Wait to Read
CASSIE MAE – I fell in love with Cassie’s writing style in 2018 with How to Date a Nerd and she’s one of those authors who has done both traditional publishing and indie publishing, even opening her own Indie Publishing Company – CookieLynn Publishing! King Sized Beds & Happy Trails was originally published under a pseudonym (Becca Ann) but I have to say I like the new cover MUCH BETTER!
KELLY COLLINS – Kelly is another of my favorite authors (though I’ve only read a few of her books) who surprised me by being an indie author! I first stumbled on her writing with The Dean’s List back in 2017 and am looking forward to reading more of her books in the very near future.
D.E. NIGHT – Recently, I reviewed The Crowns of Croswald and loved how reminiscent it was of Harry Potter, while still creating its own world and drawing readers in. I think, with all the controversy about J.K. Rowling in social media lately, HP lovers are in need of an alternative. This series is definitely that alternative and I’m eagerly looking forward to continuing it!
KENNEDY RYAN – Kennedy Ryan is a brand new (to me) romance author who doesn’t write your typical damsel in distress. She writes women who are strong and respected by the men they fall in love with. Her books were recommended to me by a bookish friend while asking for favorite indie authors. I absolutely can’t wait to read The King Maker!
ABBIE EMMONS – I stumbled on Abbie Emmons while looking for YouTube videos about plot and characters. She has an entire channel devoted to teaching writers how to write, as well as a podcast with her sister (a fellow indie author). Abbie even has videos about why she VOLUNTARILY chose indie publishing over traditional (while many authors settle for indie as a second choice or last resort). Honestly, she has me so freaking PUMPED to indie publish my own novel!
Have you read any of these authors?
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