Being an indie author definitely has its pros and cons. As one herself, Joanna Penn explains what it’s like and what publishing options are for indie authors in a fast-changing market in the form of pros and cons.
She said on the pro side, she had sold over 500,000 books in five different languages in 66 countries, and were prize-winning and award-winning as well as New York Times and USA Today bestselling.
Some more pros that she outlined are having total creative control over content and design, as well as empowerment, and the ability to not have to be under the control of someone else. You’ll also make higher royalties, although she notes that it’s not a get rich quick scheme. You can also sell by any means in any global market, and still retain the rights.
A few of the cons include needing to do it all by yourself or finding a suitable professional to help. There’s also no prestige, kudos, or validation by the industry unfortunately, as the stigma lessens every day.
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