The marks of a professional independent author

I’ve been blessed with the opportunity to work with some fabulous independent authors in my career. Those who have really made their mark in the indie publishing world know how to write, but they also know how to brand themselves as professionals. In one sense, they’ve taken the ‘self’ out of self-publishing. What’s wrong with ‘self’-publishing? Nothing at all – it’s one of the most democratising concepts to have taken root within the publishing world in the past decade. Thousands of talented writers have published their books without the aid of a traditional publishing contract. That’s given us, the...

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