I have been an Indie Author since 2013 and often asked myself this question. What does it mean to be an indie author? There are many things that come to mind. Some of them are positive while others are negative.
1. I am my own boss.
2. I need to promote my work tirelessly.
3. I need to keep up with all social media.
4. I need to update my blog and website with my work often.
5. I need to actively engage my target audience in order to sell books.
6. I need to do book signings and donate books to libraries and schools.
7. I need to actively gift books to readers with the hope of receiving reviews.
Everything I do is not only time consuming but can be tedious. Being an Indie Author takes a whole lot of energy in order to be somewhat successful. I am still working diligently to getting even just a little of that.
I do all this because I love what I do – writing for all ages. I do this because I want to encourage all ages to read, to realize the importance of reading and the multitude of benefits it provides.
I appreciate everyone who has ever purchased my books and written reviews. I appreciate the support I have received from all the fellow authors, writers, readers who have become my friends online. You know who you are. There are too many to mention here. It is because of you that I continue on this difficult road to publishing.
As long as I can physically continue to write and publish as an indie author, I will do so. I will also continue to support all my online friends in return for their tireless support.
I read an article recently about being an Indie Author. Here is the link. You might enjoy reading it. (Sorry, I lost the link or maybe it doesn’t exist anymore.)
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Thank you for stopping by and for your continued support.
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Blessings & Hugs,