Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Indie Life



Today's the day indie writers around the blogosphere come together to share, support, and encourage. While I'm not an indie author yet, it's something I strongly support and like to keep on top of.

Here's some great news for indie authors, and those considering:

Self-pubbed title, Wait for You, hits number 1 on eBooks bestseller list for first time! 

and blogger/author Nathan Bransford plans to self-pub his how to write a novel guide.

If that's not encouraging, I don't know what is. Click on the picture above to get to the the Indelibles' blog and see more bloggers participating.

I'm taking the rest of the week off from blogging since my kids are out for Spring Break. But I'll be hopping around visiting yours.

Do you have any indie news to share? Are you on Spring Break? Thanks for stopping by!  

38 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Enjoy your break and don't let the kids run you ragged.

SA Larsenッ said...

I'm in the same position, but totally HEART Indies! Have a wonderful break. Relax... :)

Sandra Almazan said...

I think we're going to see more and more authors turn to self-publishing. It's great that we can turn to each other for support.

As for me, I do have some news: Twinned Universes, Book Two of my SF Catalyst Chronicles, came out last week.

Enjoy your break! Keeping kids occupied when they're home is not an easy task.

Old Kitty said...

Hoorah for great help for Indies!!!

Enjoy your break with your kids! Take care
x

kmckendry said...

Have fun with the kids!

Beth said...

Have a good spring break.

Mark Means said...

It's interesting that Nathan Bransford is publishing his how to guide via e format. I hope it goes well for him and I look forward to seeing how it turns out.

Have a fun spring break with the kiddos, as well :)

Johanna Garth said...

Happy Spring break. Hope you have beautiful weather.

Elizabeth Seckman said...

I was just at M Pax's blog and I said it there and I'll say it again. We are in the midst of the pioneer adventurers! People stepping out on their own and making their own way. It's an exciting time in history to be part of.

The Desert Rocks said...

I'm all tangled up in html code or Linky trash but loved your inspiring post. Have a great day!

The Desert Rocks said...

I'm all tangled up in html code or Linky trash but loved your inspiring post. Have a great day!

Christine Rains said...

It's amazing what's happening in the indie world. I have the fourth book in my indie published series out today. We're on spring break, but my little guy is sick, so it's just a quiet time.

Joyce Lansky said...

I am determined to get published by an established company and refuse to self publish; however, after years of trying I can't even count the number of rejections I've received. I think it's easier to write a book than get one published. I have five completed kids' novels up for grabs. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? I know what you're thinking but I'm a stubborn one.

http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

lbdiamond said...

YES. This. :D

Heidi Garrett said...

I love to hear about the success of indies! Thanks for sharing!

E.J. Wesley said...

I read that Nathan is self-publishing a book--which I could kind of see coming. (His views of the publishing community have shifted quite a lot over the last year or so based on his posts.)

Good for him, and good for anyone who wants to take advantage of the creative freedom the Web affords. I was reminded again this week not to wait around for opportunities to come to you. Go make them happen! :)

jamieayres.com said...

Yay for Spring Break! Mine is the week before Easter:-) Hope sick today though, ugh!

fOIS In The City said...

Yes PK, the landscape of publishing is changing faster than a teenager's hormones !! Agent Rachelle Gardner also self publishes a book on the differences between indie and traditional and what to look for in both in order to make an intelligent decision.

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hey, PK. Why, yes, I do have some Inide news to share - but you already know it. Thanks for visiting my blog, by the way, and for offering to share my cover when I discontinue hiding it. *evil grins*
Enjoy your week off.

-Jimmy

Carrie-Anne said...

I'm planning on indie publishing for my superlong historical sagas, though still hoping to get an agent for my much-shorter historicals. It's so wonderful how far self-publishing has come since I became a writer so many years ago.

Mina Lobo said...

No indie news (I didn't even know today was a special day for indie authors), but I look forward to my kid coming home from college for his spring break in a couple of weeks...who knows, between visiting his girlfriend (who lives out of our state) and catching up with his old friends, I may actually get to see him for a few minutes! :-)

Romance Reader said...

Yay! For Indies!

~Nas~

Rebecca Green Gasper said...

I will check out the links. :) Hope you've been enjoying spring break! We have spring break the last week in March...I'm looking forward to it and hope it will be nice weather and not some crazy snow storm.

Yay! for Indies. :)

C. Lee McKenzie said...

Here's to a wonderful spring break. Hope the weather lets you go out and play.

Julie said...

Woot, woot!

Go indie writers, go. I admire your gumption! Have fun on Spring Break ( :

Lexa Cain said...

Yay for indies! Have a great vacay, and I hope your kids love their time off from school - I know I always did! :-)

Adriana Dascalu said...

Cheering for indie authors. I'm planning to join soon too.

michelle said...

Enjoy your Spring break PK!

Jennifer Ruth Jackson said...

Spring Break doesn't coincide with Easter, anymore? What do you do with sugared-up kids then?

Tina said...

Hi PK,
I don't know you very well, but I intend to remedy that situation. I hear you did a good deed for my buddy DL and I just wanted to say thanks. I think you'll find this an interesting day...at least I hope so.


Tina @ Life is Good
Co-host, April 2013 A-Z Challenge Blog
@TinaLifeisGood, #atozchallenge

Maria Dunn said...

Hi PK. I love the blogging world. I am learning all the time. Thanks for introducing me to the Indelibles. I went and visited and continue to learn. Enjoy your kids Spring Break. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

Paddy said...

It's just so exciting,that self-publishing has finally lost its stigma!
Way to go for Indie authors!

William Kendall said...

I hope you had a great break, PK!

Nancy LaRonda Johnson said...

Hi PK. I remember when I first saw Romancing the Stone, I wanted to be Joan Wilder! I wanted her life so much. Maybe I still do. :)

Forrest Gump is a good one too, but never cared to be him!

Ida Chiavaro said...
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Ida Chiavaro said...

Hi there, I'm a day late for the blitz, my diary is only good to me if i set an alarm - I decided to comment on this post because its a great good news story and I'm looking forward to checking out the links. Self publishing appeals to my homely nature - all the best for the year and beyond.

Ida Chiavaro said...

Hi there, I'm a day late for the blitz, my diary is only good to me if i set an alarm - I decided to comment on this post because its a great good news story and I'm looking forward to checking out the links. Self publishing appeals to my homely nature - all the best for the year and beyond.

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