Then forgot to schedule todays. Sheesh. Bear with me. I'll get my stuff together. Promise.
So. I'm excited about today's topic. Self-publishing has been something on my mind a lot this past year. Not only have I read a bunch of excellent self-published titles, I've even considered self-publishing myself. Which is why I chose the topic for today:
What are some of your favorite self-published books? Do you ever read self-pub, why or why not?
I think it's very important to support indie authors (and artists for that matter). They do the same amount of work as a traditionally published author, and sometimes more. The publishing path is a choice and doesn't mean the work is any better or worse.
Indie authors are brave, tough, hard-working and passionate.
Just think about it, for the most part, they're going it alone. If you self-publish, you are the author and publisher, and most times editor, cover designer, and marketer. It is a no-nonsense business and self-publishers don't ask for permission. They have a story to tell and they don't wait for someone to open the door for them. They kick that sucker down.
I've spoken a bit recently about my favorite self-published books. Last week, I shared the cover reveal for one of my favorite authors (period), Keary Taylor. Then, on our first book chat return, I shared the indie series I was reading by Amanda Richardson. I've reviewed quite a few other indie titles. Like this. And this.
Most of these, I found from doing reviews for Netgalley. Others are friends of mine. So, maybe you're wondering...how do I even find good self-published titles? Well, here are some ideas:
Alt Lit Library
Friends, Twitter, Facebook and word of mouth!
So, now I want to hear from you. What are your thoughts on indie authors? Do you read self-published books or have you considered it for your own publishing option? I can't wait to hear from you!
Next week's topic: Next week is my birthday! And for my birthday, I want a really good book recommendation. Tell me what to read!