Indie Authors vs Traditional Authors

Raven Starr

Hello everyone, I hope you’re having a stellar week. So much is going on but we’ll talk about that a bit later. Today, I want to chat a bit about the differences between an Indie-author vs Traditional Publishing.

A few years back it was deemed so wrong to publish without a house backing your name, but today some of the best selling authors are Indie authors. Oh, how the times have changed.

Indie authors have the luxury of releasing books quicker than if they were signed with a house.

Being Indie means however fast you can complete your novel including edits and book cover design means you can release a book in a few months than the year or more waiting for an editor working in a big house.

But with that big publisher you have a safety net, means eyes will view your work and until it is polished the longer it takes but the work is superb.

And with the big house you as the author only have to worry about your writing process, Indie authors on the other hand have to deal with writing a proper book and handling all the social media and promotional tools that came with a traditional publisher.

And with some contracts you may also receive a royalty check before any of your books are sold. 

On the other hand Indie authors have to wait until they begin selling their books.

But the option for print books even out especially if you write novella’s or higher.

There are so many choices out there for authors now than ten years back. I’m happy to see the progress of Indie authors growing and I feel great being a part of the growing movement.

Until next time. 


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