Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Indie Life: Author Survival Guide

It's time for this month's Indie Life post, a monthly feature run by the awesome writers over at the Indelibles blog. Every second Wednesday of the month those taking part will post something related to indie life, such the highs, lows, triumphs, struggles, and milestones of going it alone in the publishing world.

Today, I'm going to help spread the word about the new indie author guide from Susan Kaye Quinn.

As a successful indie author, Susan is a constant source of inspiration. If you haven't read her future-noir series Debt Collector, you should. Her advice for indie authors has also proved invaluable, which is why I highly recommend her Indie Author Survival Guide.

'This book is for every author who's thinking about indie publishing, or has already taken the leap, and wonders why no one told them about the sharks, the life-sucking social media quicksand, or the best way to avoid sales-checking, yellow-spotted fever. This is a guide for the heart as much as the head. And because I promised myself that I wouldn't write a book about how I made a gazillion dollars publishing ebooks, I would write about the fear: owning it, overcoming it, facing it. From a person who didn't pursue a creative life for a long time, and then discovered creativity can set you free. 

Note: gazillion is a technical term, which in this case means something less than a million and more than the average income in my state.'

Susan Kaye Quinn

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About the Author

Susan Kaye Quinn is the author of the bestselling Mindajck Trilogy and Debt Collector serial and has been indie publishing since 2011. She’s not an indie rockstar or a breakout success: she’s one of thousands of solidly midlist indie authors making a living with their works. This book is a compilation of her four years of blogging through changes in the publishing industry—updated, revised, and supplemented to be relevant in 2013. It’s a guide to help her fellow writer-friends take their own leaps into the wild (and wonderful) world of indie publishing... and not only survive, but thrive.



    Head over to Susan's blog for a chance to win an 'I Surived Indie Publishing' T-shirt!


    1. I've loved this series on Susan's blog and so glad she published it for authors everywhere!

    2. Hi Ellie - Susan's survival guide sounds very interesting and looks informative .. thanks for highlighting .. cheers Hilary

    3. Thanks for that - I must give that book a read.


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