Aug 11, 2011
Times Are a Changing, My Friends
Well, maybe. But only if you do the work and put out the best book ever. Sure, Amanda Hocking did it, but she also did her homework, created an AWESOME marketing plan and put out a quality piece of work. She also did something else. She made us all believe that we can do it too.
Last week I received an email from David Farland in the form of his "Kick in the Pants" article that comes around every week or so. He talked about ebooks and compared the statistics to publishing traditionally. It got me to thinking. I'm sooooo ready to be published. My book has already been under contract with a publisher. (Not my fault they went out of business and that I lost my contract, right?) I've also gone the rounds with query letters and tried to find an agent. They liked it, they just don't LOVE it enough to represent me. We've all heard THAT one.
Sooooo, why NOT try being an Indie? I'm creative. I know how to use Photo Shop. I take great pics. I know I can rock a cover. My book has been through several crit groups and survived. I've edited, revised, and gone through several rewrites. I THINK I'm ready.
Am I ready?
Do I have a webpage? Yep.
Blog? Yepper Depper.
How's my online presence? Well, I have over 1000 Facebook friends, belong to several writing groups, have my feelers out there in the writing community. I think I'm ready.
Okay, so I don't tweet like I should, but I can learn.
Yes, I AM ready.
Anyone else wanna take the plunge and become an INDIE????? Come on. The water's not THAT cold.