At least once a month, Indie Hero will feature an Indie Author. If interested, please submit the following:
– Author name / book title
– a brief bio
– book purchase links
– social media links: twitter, facebook, etc.
– Responses to the following questions:
- Why did you decide to go indie and self-publish? What was the process like for you?
- How do you market/promote/advertise? What’s been successful and what hasn’t?
- What advice would you give to an author who’s trying to decide between traditional publishing and independent?
- When/how did you realize that you wanted to be a writer?
- Most indie authors have day jobs. How has your current or previous employment informed your writing?
- Do you have any favorite authors and do they influence your writing?
- Anything else readers should know about you?
Please send (just the info listed above) to indieheroblog at gmail dot com
subject: Indie Author Spotlight Submission
Images and additional information will be requested as needed.
Each and every one of us should post this on our websites, blogs, etc.
THE INDIE AUTHOR MANIFESTO by Mark Coker @ Smashwords:
THE INDIE AUTHOR MANIFESTO
We indie authors believe all writers are created equal, that all writers are endowed with natural creative potential, and that writers have an unalienable right to exercise, explore and realize their potential through the freedom of publication.
I hold these truths to be self-evident:
- I am an indie author
- I have experienced the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from self-publishing
- I have a right to publish
- My creative control is important to me. I decide when, where and how my writing graduates to become a published book.
- Indie does not mean “alone.” I choose my partners.
- I shall not bow beholden or subservient to any publisher. In my business relationships, I seek partnership, fairness, equity and mutually aligned interests.
- We indie authors comprise diverse writers unified by a common purpose to advance, empower and celebrate writers everywhere.
- I am a professional. I take pride in my work, and I strive to improve my craft to better serve my readers, myself, my fellow indie authors and the culture of books
- My writing is valuable and important. This value and importance cannot be measured by commercial sales alone.
- I celebrate the success of my fellow indie authors, for their success is mine, and mine theirs. Together we are pioneering a better future for books marked by greater quality, creativity, diversity, choice, availability, affordability and accessibility.
Thank you, Mark. Agreed and well said.
Here’s the link to the original post: http://blog.smashwords.com/2014/04/indie-author-manifesto.html