ALLi Partner Taryn Johnston highlights one of the many benefits of being an indie author: the abundance of time. Not necessarily an abundance of time to write – many of us are juggling multiple responsibilities including other jobs and family duties – but the absence of a deadline imposed upon us by a traditional publishing house. Over to Taryn…
Indie authors are constantly being advised to “make sure that your book is the same standard as the big publishing houses”.
If you can tell the difference between your book and one from a top publishing house, then you can guarantee that a potential buyer will too.
Obviously the holy trinity of formatting, editing and design are key, and effective distribution is also essential.
But above all, my top tip to indie authors is to take your time:
- Take your time to learn
- Take your time to seek out other authors and other indie publishers
- Take your time to soak up the information out there
You control the schedule, you do not have publisher-induced deadlines or requirements.
- Take your time to produce the best book you can
- Take the time to produce the best book you want
- Take the time to enjoy the journey
This writing lark is your passion. Make it a joyful one.
OVER TO YOU Do you make the most of the freedom of being indie to take your time over your self-publishing, or do other pressures make you feel you need to rush? Join the conversation via the comment box!#selfpub #authors - time is on your side, says @FCMTaryn Click To Tweet
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