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10 Million Sold and Counting: Barbara Freethy & Bella Andre

A no holds barred Q&A With Barbara Freethy and Bella Andre about writing, self-publishing and being super successful indie authors.

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  1. Excellent presentation, love your enthusiasm, personal stories, and guidance on making it in the new digital world.

    I follow several indie author blogs / forums; Bella and Barbara just conducted a ‘masters class’ that should help all of us on our journey to survive and prosper through talent, perseverance, creativity, and vision.

    Thank you both. Hope to run into you at a writers conference in the future. And best of luck as well! Keep writing and share your inspiration with us.

  2. Congratulations on your tremendous success! It’s richly deserved. I too was dropped by a Big 5 publisher (Pocket Books) and I think it was the best thing that ever happened to me. I love controlling my own destiny. I have two questions: are either of you doing audio books? It seems like a fair amount of work, and it requires some initial financial outlay, so I’m wondering if the pay-off is there. Question 2: I recently got rights reversion on Books 2 and 3 of the mystery series I did for Pocket. Book 1 is selling well enough (by about 20 books!) to not qualify for reversion under my contract. So I offered to buy back my rights, and the publisher flatly refused. Do you have any advice about this? Would a lawyer be able to negotiate this, or is no, no? It kills me to have the first book in my series available at a higher price than Books 2 & 3 will be.

  3. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your knowledge. I think there was so much gold in the video I’m going to have to watch it again.

    1. Heide,

      Hi there! No, I don’t believe that my trad publishing background helped me at all, because honestly, my print runs were teeny tiny back then. I like to joke about the 8 fans I had back when I was with NY publishers…except that I’m not really joking. I literally built my readership from the ground up with indie publishing!

      🙂 Bella

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