What is an “Indie” writer? John Grisham started as one. Mark Twain was one. Edgar Allen Poe was an Indie. Spike Jonze, John Cassavetes, and Quentin Tarantino are all Indie Writers/Directors. They are all Do-It-Yourself experts. Indie authors assume the responsibilities of writing, editing, proofreading, formatting, designing, printing, publishing, promoting, and selling their work. They… Continue reading What is an Indie Writer?
As Indie writers, we chase after three kinds of reviews: editorial reviews from mainline media, blog reviews from cyberspace, and reader reviews from the people who buy our books. Readers occasionally write reviews, but usually, they read, close the book, look for another. They bless us with royalties. Blog reviews are the easiest to… Continue reading Fishing for reviews, catching a big one.