"Indie" comes to book publishing
Tens of thousands of authors each year are choosing the indie book publishing route for getting their books into the hands of readers. In fact, it's fastest growing publishing option for both first-time and experienced authors. These authors are finding that indie book publishing companies, like Author Solutions' industry-leading imprints, offer the expertise, distribution, services and marketing resources authors need to accomplish their publishing goals.
The indie advantage
Indie book authors retain control of your work and rights - and that's very important. More and more often, indie authors are selling film options for their books; and indie authors are finding an increasingly active market for their international and domestic book rights. Being able to control the destiny of your book gives you complete flexibility to "cash in" if the opportunity presents itself. Indie authors and are free to negotiate any other rights deals or sell to a traditional publisher at any time.
Another advantage of becoming an indie author: complete control of your content and input into the design of your book. Plus Indie book publishers help authors bring their books to market more quickly and provide higher royalties for every book sold, compared with traditional publishing. If you're not going to receive a six-figure advance from a traditional publisher, does it really make sense not to publish the indie way?
"But I have to pay to get published"
The fact is that traditional publishers are offering fewer and smaller advances. Any indie book publisher will tell you, if you're offered a large advance - take the money and run! But you could wait your whole life for one of these elusive fortunes. Why not get your book into the marketplace, in front of readers and industry professionals, and build a following?
Rather than accepting rejection, indie filmmakers and musicians have been for years investing in their works because they believe in them and believe in getting the work finished and to the public. I'm sure without too much thought, you can think of half a dozen films and bands that have hit the big time after going the indie route. Think that would've happened had they never given audiences the opportunity to decide if their work was good?
That's the opportunity indie book publishing provides authors. Your goal is to get published. Waiting patiently for another round of rejection letters is not going to get you any closer to that goal. Get your book out to readers and let them decide if they like it. So it's time to take control of your book's destiny. To find the indie book publisher that will best help you reach your publishing goals, click here