Well, it’s official. It’s launch day! My new indie publishing blog — and sister site to All Freelance Writing — is up and running at AllIndiePublishing.com. If you’re an indie book publisher or indie e-book publisher, or interested in becoming one, I hope you’ll check it out.
A lot of new content will go up this week. Some will be brand spanking new. Other posts are being moved from this blog to a permanent home on the new indie publishing blog (generally posts that came from AllBookMarketing.com or AllBookWriting.com previously but were housed here after the big site merge a while back). Posts in the latter group are marked so you know what’s new and what isn’t (although some of the moved content is being updated to reflect changes in indie publishing that have occurred since its original publication date — also noted on case-by-case basis).
Is All Indie Publishing for You?
All indie publishing is a site about professional independent publishing. That does not mean it will cover everything under the more general “self publishing” label. For example, we won’t spend a lot of time on POD publishing (and I’ll talk about why that is on the blog itself later this week). We also won’t spend much time talking about so-called independent publishing houses. Being small and not tied to a major publisher doesn’t make you “indie.” This site is for true independent authors — ones who don’t seek publishers, of any size or affiliation.
If you’re interested in any of the following, All Indie Publishing might be able to help you out:
- Writing your book or e-book, from the outline process through the final draft
- Working with professional editors and proofreaders to put out a professional product
- Dealing with the business of being an indie author (no, it’s not all about the writing)
- Book marketing, PR, and publicity
- Using beta readers
- E-book pricing issues
- Working with professionals on the design and production of your book
- Interviews with indie authors and other professionals who can help you bring your book to market
There will be a big content push through next week before I settle into a more regular Monday / Wednesday posting schedule on the site. So make sure you check it out soon so you don’t miss anything! And be sure to follow me on Twitter @indiepublisher to connect and talk about indie publishing issues.