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.
Another benefit of using a DBA is the low reporting requirements and fees. Instead of dealing with time consuming reports we get one per quarter that is a single page which I do online. It allows me time to work the business.
If you watch my video series Its Your Business you will learn about Types of Business. There are Corporations, Limited Liability Corporation, Partnership, and Doing Business As (DBA). I favor the DBA because it costs less, easier to establish, and requires less reporting.
One of the first items of discussion when speaking of your business is the name of your business. To help you I will provide a very brief summary of my business name:
Recently I wrote a blog on Its Your Business (intro). Have you watched the video and the video series? I am constantly looking at ways of improving how I communicate with you and how I can help you.
I’ve put together a series of videos collectively called It’s Your Business. These videos are FREE and helpful.
Writers: Would you be interested in FREE seminar on It’s Your Business?
Chances are you’re thinking I’m not interested in a business; I just want to write and sell books. But surprise, writing books is a business!
You wrote your book; got it edited, proofed, and published. Then you discovered a glaring error.
As a disclaimer I have never received a rejection slip because I have never used traditional publishers. As an Indie publisher I have the ultimate power or authority and I can exercise that authority over when my book is published. I may change my mind, but if I want it published it gets published.