What’s the difference between an Indie Author & an Indie Publisher?

A fab article from Paul White regarding many aspects of being published traditionally, self-published, and all variations in between. Very useful.

Ramblings from a Writer's Mind

Sort of following on from my previous post, ‘a Bit about Indies and Readers’, this article delves into the terms ‘Indie authors’, ‘self-publishing’ and ‘Indie publishing’ and is aimed at clarifying them… sort of.

“Five years ago, self-publishing was a scar. Now it’s a tattoo”…. Greg White, Bloomberg News, 2016

Let’s not beat about the bush. I’ll get straight to the point.

This is the generally accepted definition of self-publishing.

Self-publishing is the publication of media by its author without the involvement of an established publisher. In common parlance, the term generally refers to physical written media, such as books and magazines or digital media, such as e-books and websites. It can also apply to albums, pamphlets, brochures, video content, zines, or uploading images to a website.

However, in recent years the use of the term ‘Self-Publishing’ has faded in use, along with its sister idiom, ‘Desktop Publishing’. Both…

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  1. It’s 2 weeks away from the launching of my debut indie novel. I feel like an indie author and publisher but most of all I feel like I just spent thousands of dollars on a whim.

    Than ks for your enlightening post!

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