Common Services for Indie Authors: Are They Worth It?

Wonderful post from August McLaughlin, wonderful friend and fellow author, about the worthiness of certain services for authors.

Girl Boner

I’m in the process of finalizing my first non-fiction book for publication. (So stoked!) I’ll reveal more about that soon, but today I want to explore a topic all indie authors face: where to invest our money.

It’s no mystery that self-publishing requires a financial investment. The last thing any serious author should do is write a book, attempt to edit it themselves, slap on a makeshift cover and send it to Amazon. But we also need to be mindful of that little thing called a budget.

Circulation in business

Most indie authors don’t make huge income quickly or at all through their books—though it’s possible. It takes awhile for most of us to break even upon publishing, then go on to profit. (It took me a good year to start profiting on In Her Shadow.) Many companies profit far more than writers from self-publishing, and there can be a fine line between a worthy investment and being…

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