When I started this journey to write a novel, I really did not fully understand what it all entailed to become an Indie Author. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I admit, I still don’t truly grasp the concept yet because I am just wrapping up my first book. I still have to have it edited, a cover designed, get my ISBN, decide who to publish through, work on marketing and etc. And I just know that I’m leaving some things out still…..
Anyway, I need to get myself back on track here. The reason I’m writing this is because through this journey I have gained such a respect for Indie Authors. They really put themselves out there. They pour their hearts and souls into their work. I’m not saying that authors who do traditional publishing don’t do the same, but when you’re an Indie Author, you truly are doing it all.
I am learning so much through this process. I have connected with other Indie Authors who have been on this journey for quite some time now and they have been kind enough to share their knowledge with me and also their support. I shamefully admit that it wasn’t until I had a lengthy conversation last week with someone who I am starting to call a friend, the importance of leaving reviews every time you purchase a book from an Indie Author. Those reviews are VERY IMPORTANT and they need them.
Indie Authors need your support. We all need to stick together and support each other and help build each other up. Spread the news about their books. Help promote them. LEAVE REVIEWS WHEN YOU PURCHASE THEIR BOOKS! But most of all show them the utmost respect for their hard work and dedication that they deserve. Even if you’re not impressed with a particular book you’ve read, please don’t tear them down. Everyone has their own opinions’ and what you might find as a very unpleasant and dull read, another might find their own emotions and passions coming alive in the same story.
So as I am diving into this world of blood, sweat, tears, glory, passion, and great reward, I want to say KUDOS to every INDIE AUTHOR out there that is on this journey. And then to the fans that support them, I want to say THANK YOU! Because without you, there would be no US. God Bless! Xx
PS: I want to take the time here to show my support for Author AJ Linn who has written “A Gentleman’s Affair” and “A Gentlemen’s Secret.” A third book is currently in the works. He is an Indie Author who shows great promise and his books are very well written. You will fall in love in Donovan Hart and Scarlett Montgomery. I love that the books are written from a male’s point of view. It gives you a different spin on how men think. You won’t be disappointed!
Also, I want to show my support for Sydney Jamesson. She is the Author of “TouchStone for Play” and
“TouchStone for Giving”. Ayden Stone and Elizabeth Parker will pull you in and you will become addicted to their passion. You won’t want to put it down. It is such an Epic Love Story!