Advantages Of Being An Indie Author

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7 Advantages of Being an Indie Author
The other day I had fantasies of smacking a writer on the side of his head and in my horrible Italian accent scream, “What’s a matter for you?” This writer has a “possible agent” interested in his work, who gave him the advice to use a backstory for his first opening chapter instead of the exciting material he originally wrote. The backstory was boring and confusing. If someone reads a sample of that first chapter they would have yawned and looked for another book to read. The first line and paragraph of a book is supposed to be so intriguing that it pulls the reader right in and itching to read more. What was that agent thinking?
I can understand and respect that some authors choose to have their books
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Indie authors have the choice of what their title is and what the cover looks like for their book. Can you imagine spending years for a publisher to accept your work? Your time and sweat goes into writing the book, and you have no say in the title or cover? There might be some publishing houses that will accept your input, yet the final choice is theirs. As an Indie author you have total control over the title and cover. We have all seen horrible covers from publishers and Indie authors! Please design it well or pay a professional to design your cover. A book is judged by its…show more content…
You have the copyright for the book you wrote. If the publisher has the copyright they own the book to do has they please. One example is Janet Evanovich had no say in regard to who the actors were in the movie One for the Money. She did do a short video on who she would of have chosen for her characters (which I preferred), but none of her choice actors were in the movie based on her book. An important thing to consider about copyrights is with the changes in the publishing industries occurring and the rise of Indie authors, publisher’s contracts are making it a lot harder for authors to get their copyrights back.
5. Nonfiction authors need to write a book proposal letting the publisher know who the target audience is, your credentials, other books already published on the topic, table of contents, sample chapters, and your promotional plans. I started to do one and thought to myself, “My God! I might as well write the book,” and that is exactly what I did.
6. Publishing companies don’t do much in regards to promoting your book. That’s right, you are responsible for the majority or all of the marketing. Many authors want to write, not do any marketing, and let someone else do it. What a fantasy! If you do pay someone or a company to promote your work, expect to pay the big bucks with no guarantees that it will work. Marketing is hard work! You might as well do it for yourself instead of a
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