Being an indie author doesn’t mean you can’t become a best selling author.
In fact, far more best selling books seem to be coming from the non-traditional publishers and authors then ever before. With so many books now available via electronic platforms, it shouldn’t surprise any of us authors…and yet, I think it does.
We’re so geared to think of success as coming from being published by one of the established publishing companies, that we don’t realize just how much more control we have over our careers by being independents. Yet, many authors are finding that the way to the top is no longer through that long process of submission and rejection. Instead, the way to the top is by producing great stories that can reach their intended audiences through independent publishing. Once in the hands of readers, it’s only a matter of time before it reaches the top.
Brianne Alphonso has put together a list of some independent authors whose books have made it to the top in her article, “11 Books That Prove There’s Nothing Wrong with Self-Publishing.”