Indie Success –10 things that really matter

Massive thanks goes out to the Daily Echo’s Sue Vincent for this powerful piece and beautiful reminder. As I occasionally find myself in a place of ‘writer’s quandary’, of feeling great about a finished book, but still seeking the right ‘channels’ to take it to that next step, this is the kind of posting I needed most to read. I’m even daring to believe it’s why ‘Indie Success- 10 Things That Matter’ leaped off the screen and captured my attention! Thank you Sue… more than you can ever know…
– K’lee L. (Obzervashunal)

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

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There are a lot of articles and reports out there giving various and often conflicting figures about the Indie book market. All seem to agree, however, that the percentage of Indie writers and publishers is huge and growing. You only have to read a few Indie books to realise there is some seriously good stuff out there and marvel at the ingenuity and diversity of the imaginations from which they were born.

Yet there is still a stigma attached to independently published work. There are those, it is true, who see it only as a way to make a fast buck and churn out little more than rubbish. These are not writers in my opinion and it is not of their books I speak, they are little more than opportunists; marketeers who, seeing a potentially lucrative product churn out a cheap imitation that…

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