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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
Hybrid Authors: A New Mode Kelly St. Clare - Indie author and Staff Reviewer   Before digital ways of publishing came into being, traditional publishing was the only way to go. With the e-book revolution, self-publishing exploded and many authors got a chance to display their talents. In the last few...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
  Why do authors choose indie publishing?   What a difference a decade can make. In 2007 Amazon launched Kindle Direct Publishing, making self-publishing easier and more accessible than ever before. Here we are ten years later and self-publishing has become a viable choice for many authors­––and NOT as a plan...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
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The Best of Being Indie By Michelle Lynn , Staff Reviewer and Indie Author I’m not going to lie, being an indie author can be disheartening, stressful. Much of the time, we don’t believe we’re good enough. So much hangs on the opinions of others. Our sales might struggle and it...
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Indie Superstars with Giveaway!

Indie Superstars with Giveaway!
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True Calling
Finding Kyler
Welcome to YA Books Central's "Indie Superstars" column. This monthly event will spotlight the best and brightest of the  indie community. You don’t want to miss these talented authors This week, Staff Reviewer, Kelly St Clare has interviewed Internationally bestselling author, Siobhan Davis! YABC: Welcome, Siobhan! You are joining us all the way...
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Behind The Scenes In Indie Publishing

Behind The Scenes In Indie Publishing
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  Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing: Sparking Your Story In my teens whenever I read a truly great book I would sit back and wonder how on Earth the author thought up such an amazing story. Since becoming an author, many of my ideas emerge when I’m dreaming or in...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
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Welcome to YABC's behind the scenes look at the world of indie publishing. Independent publishing and self-publishing have had a bad rap in the past, but exciting things are happening within the industry and we're going to be talking about everything you never knew about indie publishing. In the past self-pubbing...
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