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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing with Frost Kay

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing   At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Frost Kay, Author of  Rebel's...
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Behind The Scenes with Beth Rodgers

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Beth Rodgers, Author of Freshman Fourteen...
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing with Krista Street

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing At YABC we work closely with a lot of Indie authors. Some are best sellers and some are just starting out, and many more fall in the middle of that spectrum. Today we are excited to introduce you to Krista Street, Author of the  Lost...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Melissa A. Craven, Indie Manager, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author   Best books for first time authors   One of the most frequent questions readers ask me is how did I get started? How did I even know where to begin? Easy answer...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing Contributed by Michelle Lynn, Staff Reviewer and Indie Author A painter has their paint brush. A sculptor has their clay. What does this have to do with indie publishing? Just like that painter and that sculptor, a writer is an artist. Artists create. They create...
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Indie Superstars with Ingrid Seymour + Giveaway (US Only)

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Welcome to YA Books Central's " Indie Superstars" column . This monthly event will spot light the best and brightest of the indie community. You don’t want to miss out on these talented authors This week we’re interviewing Ingrid Seymour, author of The Djinn Empire series   Welcome, Ingrid, one of...
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Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games

Behind the Scenes in Indie Publishing - The Editing Games



The Editing Games  How can indie authors get it right?     The best part of being an indie author can also be the worst part. Indie authors get to maintain absolute control over every aspect of the products we produce. With total creative freedom, we get to make all of...
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Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

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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

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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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