More Challenges Faced by Indie Authors

Food for thought, lots of good points.

Author Don Massenzio

ChallengesThis is the second in a series of posts centered on the challenges faced by indie authors as we try to compete in the vast ocean of competitors/cohorts that is filled with sharks and other predators. Here are more that I’ve come up with to get you thinking and to foster a discussion:

bad reputation speedometer illustration designThe Stigma of Self-Publishing

I refrain from calling what we do self-publishing. I am an independent author. My publisher is Amazon. Instead of having services provided to me by a traditional publisher, I outsource them to providers that fit within my budget and style.

I recall trying to join a local author group and being refused because I was “one of those self-publishers”. Truth be told, I had essentially published more books than the total of all of the authors in the group. Many of them were waiting for some big publisher to say yes. Of those…

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3 thoughts on “More Challenges Faced by Indie Authors

  1. Shame to see there remain ‘authors’ who look down upon independent ones. Of course, there are poor examples but then again there are very good ones which is no different to the traditional publishing root. In fact it is shocking to see some mainline publishing houses allowing books with serious errors to be published under their label.

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