Today is Indie Author Day. If you know an author, chances are they are an independent author. Just in case you’re wondering, here’s the definition of an indie author from the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi).
ALLi defines an independent author in the following way:
- Have self-published at least one book.
- See themselves as the creative director of their books and of their author businesses.
- Expect that their status as creative director to be acknowledged in any partnership they negotiate.
- Recognize that they are central to a revolutionary shift in publishing which must move from seeing authors as a resource of raw material (‘content provider’) to respecting the author as a business partner, with much to offer through each step of the publishing process.
- Proud of their indie status and carry that empowered attitude into all their ventures, negotiations and collaborations, for their own benefit and to benefit all writers.
That category covers about 99 percent of the authors who belong to Phoenix Publishing & Book Promotion, and likewise, all of the writers for this blog.
Please help me celebrate by perusing the list below, sharing it with your book-loving friends, and popping over to at least one of the sites to make a purchase!
The 48-Hour Fat Burn Solution
by Miles Beccia
Learn how to lose inches of body fat on demand.
I Didn’t Know I Was Born an Artist
by Aida Bell
We are all born artists, just expressing it in different ways.
Inspirations for Peace Within
by Kebba Buckley Button
The carry-with-you tool guaranteed to create Peace Within.
Sexy Little Secrets
by Frederick Diggs
Everything’s going well for Chrissie and Joe – until Sam comes along.
Orangutan: A Day in the Rainforest Canopy
by Rita Goldner
Mother teaches Young Orangutan foraging, exploring, escaping predators, and nest-building.
After the Fall
by Brad Graber
Join Rikki on her journey to discover who her mother was.
by Patricia Grady Cox
In the nightmarish village of Hellgate, all criminals are welcome.
by Jan Krulick-Belin
A testament to the unbreakable bond between fathers and daughters.
The Least Likely Criminal
by Cindy McDonald & Jeni Grossman
How far would YOU go to save your child’s life?
by Marcus A. Nannini
What became of the men responsible for sinking the USS Oklahoma?
Publish Your Book Already!
by Laura Orsini
Finally ready to write your book? This manual walks you through every step.
From a Cat’s View
Robin Praytor, author and editor
Eighteen stories told by the cats who lived them.
HENRY: A Polish Swimmer’s True Story of Friendship from Auschwitz to America
by Katrina Shawver
A Polish swimmer survives Auschwitz and Buchenwald during WWII.
The Storm Women
by C. K. Thomas
Unravel these extraordinary lives beginning in the era of burlesque.
Professor Ione D and the Epicurian Incident
by Vaughn L. Treude & Arlys-Allega Holloway
Ione D visits London for King Edward’s First Epicurean Exhibition
My Ticket to Ride: From Cancer to Flourishing
by Cristina Whitehawk
Flourishing is an inside job.
All or Nothing
by K. Williams
Justin gambles it all to be with Mia.
Fadoesque: A Thriller
by John L. Work
A fifty-something divorced ex-cop’s Mediterranean cruise turns deadly.
Magic of Reading: May Your Grandest Dreams Appear
by William L. Young
A story about life, magic encounters, devotion, mentors, and coincidences.
LAURA ORSINI is a self-publishing consultant who works with authors who want to change the world. From concept to publication to the first-time author’s book launch, her expertise will help you make a better book and find more readers. Laura is the organizer of the popular and successful Phoenix Publishing and Book Promotion Meetup, creator of the Holiday Author Event, and conjurer of many other author opportunities. She will explore the power of the group in her posts for this group blog. In the meantime, read her regular posts at Marcie Brock – Book Marketing Maven. Friend her on Facebook, follow her on Twitter, and check out her pins on Pinterest.
Thank you for acknowledging the indie author! I’m a hybrid author; I have a small press, but I also self-pub all of my solo works. I love being in control of the process and having the last say-so.
Congrats to you, too, Stephanie! I just looked for your blog link and it says the site has been deleted. Do you have an alternate link I can use?
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oh dear! I’ll send you the new one