5 reasons I love indie books

Crissi Langwell ~ Author

I admit it. Before I became an author, I had never read an indie-published book. I can list a few different reasons for this:
– There’s less risk with a traditionally published book…a publisher thought it was good, so it must be good (uh, right).
– Traditionally published books are more recognizable, thanks to deep marketing pockets.
– I know what to expect in a traditionally published book.

The truth is, most traditionally published books ARE good. Most of my favorite books are traditionally published1. However, I’ve become increasingly aware of how good some indie-published books can be, mostly for the things traditionally published books CAN’T be. Here are a few of the reasons why:

1. Indie books are cheap. This is good news for someone who reads a lot, like me. I am able to feed my habit and not go broke. For less than a cup of coffee…

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About robinofrockridge

I write books for kids.
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3 Responses to 5 reasons I love indie books

  1. Thanks for re-posting this great article, Robin. Good thoughts and encouragement for all of us independent writers.

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  2. You’re welcome, Arletta! Don’t forget to comment on Crissi’s blog. I love the challenges of thinking in indie books as she pointed out.

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  3. I had fun commenting on Crissi’s post and then sent it to my newly modified Twitter page. Social Media, lookout for here I come!

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