As I write this, I’ve reached a milestone in my writing career. As of last count nearly 10,000 of my books have been downloaded. Not all were sales as some were free promotion giveaways, but enough of a percentage of them were purchased that it makes me feel like I’ve accomplished something. I must stress that none of this would be possible without Kindle Direct Publishing and Smashwords. Many writers I’ve talked to who are under traditional publisher’s contracts fear what the new wave of indie publishing will do to their sales, especially when they have to distribute the royalties among so many players while also competing for advertising dollars. I wholly embrace the freedom of the entrepreneur author. I can write what I want, design the cover the way I want, and sell the book at the price I want, all while being able to reach a global audience of billions. I’ve sold books in almost every state in America, all throughout the UK, and even sold a few titles in France and Italy. Not too shabby.
Awesome. Congrats to you! Yea, Im a little afraid of Indi Publishing myself afraid that it will lessen my talent of being a writer. But its all about the quality. Your a quality writer you will get noticed no matter where you publish.
Your right about with traditional publishing companies who split the money 10 different ways. And those other companies that offer to publish your book for a certain amount of money..
And reaching billions of people on e-books with amazon, b&n, and other ebook outlets are opening the doors for those who never had a chance, to have a chance!
As much as I am afraid, Im going to do a little indie publishing myself.
So congrats to you!!