Sunday, August 29, 2010
Indie Book Collective
Going Indie was a big decision for me.
I could have gone traditional small press, but I looked at the numbers and they just didn't add up.
First off, with the low advance, there was no way any house was going to put any marketing money into the book.
So basically I would have had to market the book myself anyway.
However to have the "privilege" of being in print, I would give up my digital rights. Now that Amazon has crossed the 1/2 way point and is now selling more (most likely FAR more by next year) digital books, I could in theory actually lose money on a traditional publishing deal.
I took a deep breath and choose to go indie.
Then the reality hit me. I had no one to blame but myself if the book failed. I couldn't point my finger at a marketing department or grumble about my placement on shelves.
I had entered the digital world.... ALONE!
Holy crap! What was I thinking????? LOL
Luckily I do social media professionally so quickly I realized I wasn't alone. There were a bunch of us Indies out there, selling our own books.
Quickly we gelled together and realized that we could create a type of marketing co-op to expand our readership and build out our sales platform... together.
So head on over to @indiebookIBC and our website and blog to learn more about how you can get your book out into the cybersphere and if you are a reader, find enough books to quench your thirst!