I’m an Independent Author, a businesswoman, and an entrepreneur. I’m surprised when I tell people, even other writers, that I’m an Indie Author their response is “What’s that?”
I want to say, “I write for Indiana Jones.” Wouldn’t that be the coolest answer ever? But instead, I stick with the mundane. “A free-agent author.” Then I worry I might appear on some fantasy football draft.
Their response, “Oh. Self-published.” Do they even realize how much disdain drips out of their mouths and onto their shirts? Ewwww.
My answer: I flip the book over and point at the publisher logo. And give them the dreaded Mom Stink Eye.
My publishers are indie businesses, not traditional publishers. More entrepreneurship. No advances, no agents, no on-staff editors, no hundreds of books published a month. And I have complete control over the creative compositions, my novels, from start to finish.
My readers love what I write and read my books. And even review my books! I adore my readers.
Oh. If you see Indie, tell him I said Hi. Better yet, tell him to drop by the farm for a homemade brownie.