Interviews with Indie Authors Coming Soon!
When I started my journey into self-publishing in January 2012, I wanted to know:
- How to do it – Print on Demand versus packages from companies like AuthorHouse, how to format and sell e-books, how to get a cover designed, how to get an ISBN, tax implications etc. etc.
- Other authors’ experiences of self-publishing and whether it actually worked.
Number 1 was easy. I found some excellent resources, online and in book form, on how to actually self-publish a paperback and e-book, but number 2 was harder as I actually had to find authors who’d done it and who had blogged or written about it. I wanted to know their real stories, why they’d done what they did, how they’d done it and how successful they’d been. It is inspiring to read accounts of self-publishing success and to learn from others who’ve been there, done it and are happy to wear the t-shirt! I’m always being asked how I did it and how I managed to sell my two books so successfully, so people want to know.
“Times are a changin”, as the song says, and more and more people are considering self-publishing, so Tim and I decided to interview some of the top indie authors – authors we admired and who had inspired us – and share their stories in a book, Interviews with Indie Authors – see the Interviews with Indie Authors website. These authors have been incredibly giving, both of their time and their experiences, and I’d like to take this opportunity to say a big thank you to them. Their stories will inspire and their tips will help other authors find success. The book will be released at the end of July 2012.
50% of the royalties from Interviews with Indie Authors will be given to charity. The money will be split between two charities – ROPE (Relief for Oppressed People Everywhere) and Goal for the Gambia. See the Charity Page for more details.
Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-published Authors is due out the end of July 2012.