Meet 40-Plus Up-and-Coming Indie Authors
What do Mark Twain, Lewis Carroll, Carl Sandburg, George Bernard Shaw, Edgar Allan Poe, Rudyard Kipling, Walt Whitman and Anais Nin have in common? Besides being some of the greatest fiction writers and poets ever to have lived, they were all “self-published” authors at one time.
That’s right! On occasion, each of these literary giants paid most, or all, of the costs associated with producing and marketing their books. Self-financing gave them greater control over their creative work and a bigger share of the profits, which suggests they not only were great writers but savvy businesspeople, as well.
Self-Publishing Comes of Age
They lived in the age of mass-production, when only a handful of rich authors could afford to self publish. But today’s low-cost, ebook and print-on-demand technologies have opened the self-publishing floodgates. When a digital press can affordably print one book at a time, anyone can self-publish. And now, tens of thousands of authors do.
A Showcase of Indie-Author Talent
Each year in the U.S., self-published and indie authors churn out as many as 228,000 new titles. That mountain of new books contains countless gems, but where can you go to find them? We suggest you start right here by checking out the dozens of talented indie authors we’ve assembled. They write in six of today’s most popular literary genres, and we’ve arranged them for you under these convenient headings:
- Historical Fiction
- Sci-Fi / Fantasy
- Horror / Paranormal
- Suspense / Thriller
- Young Adult
Click on the genres you prefer. Get to know our featured writers, their backgrounds and their books. Read samples of their work. Follow links to their websites, blogs and more. Then, visit our blog tour, where you can meet and interact with them directly, as well as win free ebooks and signed paperback or hard cover copies of their titles.