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Why Is Your Book An Indie Book?

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message 1: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) What's your reason for publishing an indie book?

message 2: by Jack (new)

Jack Bowman (jackgbowman) | 2 comments I have over 450 poems published on the internet and in small presses in 4 countries since 1991 and no one will give me a book deal. Isn't that a reason to go indie?

message 3: by Christy (new)

Christy Stewart (christyleighstewart) A great one.

message 4: by Mona (new)

Mona B (monabethke) | 1 comments I've gone through a publisher in the past and their demands are not realistic. It seems their agenda is to have the writer do all of the work, make little of the profit, and chop their work up to fit into their view of what it should be. It's even more difficult to publish poetry since it's not as mainstream as it should be.

Going Indie was the best thing I've ever done.

message 5: by Jack (new)

Jack Bowman (jackgbowman) | 2 comments and you decide what goes in, what stays out and with some of the new sites you can pick your favorite font as well.

message 6: by Wendy (new)

Wendy (whatsyourtheory) | 8 comments Mod
I'd say having full creative control and power over the distribution is a good reason.

message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen Knox I'm with a fantastic Indie press, and they allow creative control (as W.L. said), which I value above everything. In an industry where most memoirs are ghostwritten, I think artistic integrity is a rare and beautiful thing.

message 8: by K.D. (new)

K.D. Brogdon (KDBrogdon) | 2 comments Indie Books, who is better, I-Universe or Authorhouse and why???? They appear to be the two top rated???

message 9: by L. (new)

L. Carrington (lannecarrington) | 2 comments My book is a bit unconventional; it's not the typical romance and tends to go a little outside the usual comfort bounds. Night Publishing is interested in giving me a profile page on their site, and I'm not even published yet (just sample chapters on BookBzzr and Slush Pile Reader).

message 10: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Ball (cliffball) | 2 comments I prefer complete control over what I write and how I write. Plus, I'm just not patient enough to go the traditional route.

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