I am so happy to have one of my favorite people on the blog today. Shirley was one of the first people to love my books and I am honored to call her a friend. She supports everything I do and I could not ask for a more loyal reader. I asked her to write about her experience with indie books and authors versus traditional books and authors and she was kind enough to write a little something.
Indie Books vs. Traditionally Published Books
There are a lot of differences between indie books and traditional published books, but the authors have one thing in common: a wish to spread their story.
For those who don’t know the difference between indie books and traditional published books: indie books are books that are written by an author and published by the author themselves. Traditional published books are published by a publishing company and not by the author.
A lot of people have a bad opinion about indie books because some people think all indie books are rubbish and that it’s just a story written in 1 week. But it’s not like that. It takes the same amount of effort for an indie author as a traditional published author to write a book. And most of the time the indie author edits his/her book him/herself so it takes even more time and effort to write the book. And okay there are some indie authors who write rubbish but you can’t generalize. There are indie authors who write amazing books and are successful.
I choose to read indie books because I want to support amazing indie authors – such as Nikki Rae – because they’re talented and deserve as much attention as a traditional published author gets. They want to share their book with the world and why not publish your book yourself when a publishing company doesn’t want to? Why give up your dream when you can fulfill it?
My favorite self-published books:
· The Sunshine series (1-3) by Nikki Rae
· Animal by Nikki Rae
· The Shadow & Ink series (1-2) by Nikki Rae
· The Donor by Nikki Rae
· Hopeless by Colleen Hoover (First self-published, later published by Atria Books)
· Too Late by Colleen Hoover
· The Never Never series by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
And I want to mention 2 amazing authors who have self-published their books too:
· Amanda Hocking
· Jennifer L. Armentrout
So what I actually want to say is that not only traditional published books are a success; self-published books are as well. Don’t judge a book by whether it’s traditionally published or self-published.