A PSA for Indie Authors

This is very sound advice.

Michelle Stimpson.com

Just met with a room full of mostly Christian authors who are still paying thousands of dollars to self-publish books and then have to order a thousand copies at $4 each or sell them through amazon for $15 because the “publisher” has to have their mark-up. I cannot say this enough: You DO NOT have to do that any more. What do you need to do?

1) Write a really good book that’s in line with your genre for the most part. In other words, if you’re writing a novel, it should have at least 60K words in it and have structure to it. I would not suggest mixing a play with a short story with a poem and a picture book. If you’re a new author, this will only confuse your readers. If the story is not at least 60K words, but it’s 30K words, call it a novella and…

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