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Indie publishing life and self-publishing success. In the past year we predicted which publication trends would affect indie authors and how. So what's an indie writer? The novelist and director of the Alliances of Independent Authors, Orna Ross, looks at the sometimes puzzling issue of what exactly differentiates an indie writer from a self-publisher. The contribution was initiated by an Ally member who thought she had to quit our partnership because she wanted to subscribe to a contract with a specialist publishing house.

This is only part of being indie with AIIi. To be an indie writer is primarily an attempt to write and publish, a question of self-definition. Indie authors create alliances that help provide the best possible books to the largest possible readership, including specialist publishing houses. This can sometimes mean working with an agency for the sale of certain copyrights or directly with a specialist publishing house.

I' ve sent her the indie writer definitions from the FAQ page of our website: In the case of allis, "independent" is an included and always relatively descriptive (everyone needs help to spell and publicize well). Several of our members are very indiebegeistert, as well as it goes. Some of them work with a publishing house where it seems to be an advantage, some with paying publishing companies, others with specialist one.

What distinguishes an indie from other writers? Under the alliance, you are allowed to be an independant writer if: You' ve at least written one of your own books. They recognise that "indie" does not necessarily mean "only self-publishing" and recognise that even the most indie intellectual self-publisher produces a good product in cooperation with other publishing experts (editors, graphic design, distributors) and reaches its readership.

They are open to mutually rewarding alliances, up to and including trade publications, provided that the author's accreditation as AACD. Are you expecting your partnerly standing to be mirrored in agreements and conditions and not just in compliment. Understand that you are key to a revolution in publishing that is shifting from becoming an author as a resource (in the new term'content provider') to an author as a creative director.

They are proud of their indie stature, which they contribute to all their undertakings, negotiation and cooperation for their own use and the use of all contributors. Is there any point in defining Indie as the author for you? What is your definiton? If you want to be part of our expanding non-profit organization and get in touch with other contributors who have gone this way before you and are unbelievably informed and generously proportioned, as well as have many other advantages, you can join the Alliance of Independent Editors here.

Orna Ross is an independent writer, bestseller, award-winning writer, journalist and writer, as well as a creator of blogging and social building. Working for the Alliance of Independent Authors and the Creativist Club, she enables writers and other principal business owners to create effective creatives around the work they like - the path to creativity. "The Bookseller, one of the 100 most powerful figures in publishing."

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