Why Go Indie?: 6 Reasons for Self-Publishing (TBC Writer’s Toolkit Book 1)
To get published as an author is every writer’s dream. Untill a decade back this dream was somewhat far flung with limited opportunities with traditional publishers. Moreover, the waiting time and process involved took a lot of enthusiasm out of these writer’s. Or that ‘s what I have read time and again. But not any more. With the advent of ebooks and online reading platforms, a lot of authors have found bliss on the indie path. For the uninitiated, indie publishing is primarily independent publishing, for which the writers do not have to go through the grind of traditional publishing. They can work out their way on their own, with the help of some technical help and be ready to reach out to the mass of readers. To explain why and how the Indie Path is the way to look forward to, the first book in the Writer’s Toolkit series is what you should refer to.
Why Go Indie? By Devika Fernando
Have you ever thought of going indie? Are you a traditionally published author interested in switching to self-publishing? Or an aspiring author considering various publishing options?
This concise booklet will show you reasons to go indie and give you an overview of the advantages of self-publishing books. It also shines a light on the 6 F’s of self-publishing.
This eBook written by an Amazon-bestselling indie author is part of the TBC Writer’s Toolkit series in which experienced authors offer advice. Check out the other volumes for a step-by-step guide on how to become a successful indie author.
Why Go Indie? – Book Review
The book which is a short 46 pages read takes you on an exciting ride introducing to you the concept of Self Publishing and how the author came to be an Indie Author. Thereafter the book caters to two topics that are also mentioned on its book cover as sub titles. One, is a detailed listing of the factors to consider or dwell on while deciding whether to go the self-publishing path or not. Second is an thorough analysis of what it takes to be an Indie author (6 F’s of Self Publihsing).
Both the sections are very informative and the experience and expertise of the author is evident from very sound and unbiased pieces of advice she lays out in the book. As the author mentions that Indie Publishing is not all a bed of roses and one must be prepared to become an editor, a marketer and everything inbetween apart from being an author if you decide to go the self publishing path.
Devika makes a strong case for Self Publishing with her 6 F’s namely – Flexibility, Fair Royalties, Faster Results, Fear No Rejection, Full Control and Freedom of Expression. If you have any doubts about these reasons for you to self publish your work, you must give a read through them. You will get an unbiased , honest description of why so many authors today prefer being self published.
For somebody like me who has just about begun their journey as an author (a self published one), this books comes with dollops of both confidence boosters and reality checks. Why go Indie by Devika Fernando is a concise reference self help book for all like me, who have been thinking for long on whether to take the plunge or not.