Some of those who are trad published and readers who will only read trad published seem to forget that the books they may have read from the earlier years were technically Indie Published. This includes the Bible, Twain, Dickens, Bronte Sister and even Shakespere…
Yes there is bad work out there like you say every industry has it so folks do need to stop complaining and start reading and give Indie Authors a chance.
I’m proud to be an Indie Author and Publisher 🙂
I am perpetually frustrated by the disdain that many have for Indie authors. Indie artists, musicians, and filmmakers are applauded for daring to step out, break the mould and do their own thing in defiance of the industries that are perceived to have grown too big, too powerful, too rich.
Nobody hesitates to go to a doctor or lawyer who owns their own practice. People don’t think twice about having their car serviced by a mechanic who runs a local garage. They’re independent practitioners within their industry, too. Let’s face it, there are some shonky ones out there – in any industry – but they are the vast minority, and their behaviour should never be used as the yardstick by which all others are measured.
So why is the double standard against Indie authors still not only acceptable, but so widely endorsed?
I won’t deny that I’ve picked up two…
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