It also means that I would be able to design the book interior as I wanted. But I quickly found out that the publisher had greater control that I did. Same thing for book covers. These are important elements affect an author’s success and the publishers had control over that.
For starters Indie is short for Independent. Basically, that is a person who has chosen to write and publish their books apart from traditional or even so-called self-publishing venues. It is a person who is going the DIY (Do It Yourself) route.
You wrote your book; got it edited, proofed, and published. Then you discovered a glaring error.
These days the author has more responsibility than ever before and more opportunities!
In days gone by the author wrote a novel, submitted it to a publisher, and once accepted, relaxed. But that is no longer true!
I knew nothing about writing other than I wanted to write books, novels in particular. My first step in my journey actually took place as a child. I liked to daydream and I had a good imagination. I would adopt characters from television and I would become that character, then I would fight the bad guys. I was a hero both on Earth and in outer space. But transitioning to a teenager I started writing my stories.
These days the author has more responsibility than ever before – and more opportunities!
We have an inner desire to be independent, to be free to do our own thing.
before you make that decision you will want to search the internet and discover who and what these publishers are. Even more important, is to decide the overall direction you want to go.
This desire to be independent can lead to bad decisions, but it can also lead to great decision making!
When I first began publishing my own books I would try to convert my new book using Calibre. But when I did my new book would be reflected as having the metadata of a previous book. I’d go through my new book trying to look for anything that was wrong, such as title, author, etc. And I could never find out what it was.