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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Back From The Edge

Hi, all! I'm back. After many months of woolgathering and deep introspection (is there any other kind?), I've decided to return to the land of the living.

As some of you already know, or may have guessed, I've joined the Indie revolution, which is a rather pretentious way of saying, I'm self-publishing. And guess what. I'm loving it! This was a decision I didn't make lightly. And, yes, I've spent a lot of long nights trying to figure out how to do this and that. There's a big learning curve between writing the book and actually publishing the book. In the coming weeks, I hope to share with you some of the things I've learned during this process.

The most fun I had was making my own cover. I think it turned out fairly well, insofar as it reflects the two main characters and one glance lets you know, you're looking at a western historical. What do you think?

Just a year ago, I never would have considered going the indie route. (Ack, the horror! Only people who can't write self-publish. The stigma, the stigma!) But times have changed, and they continue to change, sometimes on a daily basis. After spending four years with a small press/epub, I can tell you with certainty, there are more advantages to putting my work on the market myself. At least, that's true for me.

So, what are your thoughts about the self-publishing frenzy taking place in the publishing industry? Would you ever consider becoming an Indie author? Or is the stigma that's long been associated with it still too real for you?

Devon

2 comments:

  1. Devon! I'm so glad to see you back in the blogosphere! And I'm thrilled that you're putting your work out there for the world to enjoy!

    I think self-publishing is something all authors think about, consider, ponder, wonder about, etc. No matter what route turns out to be the best one for a particular author, the advent of e-readers and self-publishing gives us all something new to chew on. I'll be watching and reading with interest as you share your experience with us!

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  2. Hi Amy! It feels good to blog again. I've missed it.

    Self-publishing probably isn't for everyone, but I felt like it was the best choice for me at this time. It certainly has awakened my enthusiasm and I'm working daily to get this stuff I've had on the back burner forever ready to go. I'm planning to publish my next book sometime this summer.

    I'm still learning this publishing stuff, but I'll share what I think might be helpful.

    Thanks so much for stopping in. Good to see you. :o)

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