Welcome to Ron’s Tip of the Day. Today I am looking at Being an Indie.
I have blogged in the past on being an Indie Author and an Indie Publisher. But I’ve never blogged, to my knowledge, about just being an Indie.
What is an Indie?
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.
What is an Indie Author?
This is a person who takes the responsibility of writing, editing, and proofing. It doesn’t necessarily mean that person does each of these things. They either do them or hire someone to do them, but they are in control of all it.
What is an Indie Publisher?
This is a person who takes personal control of everything required for a professional looking book. He/she controls the printing of the book, the book cover, and all preparation. Again, it does not mean that this person personally does each of these things. They may hire it out, but ultimately, they are in control.
What is an Indie Marketer?
Once again, we have a person taking personal control. In this case, it is taking control of marketing the book. This may involve personal work and/or hired work.
Tip of the Day: Being Indie gives you control.
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