Why do I have to pay to get published?
Have you ever heard an indie film maker or band complain about investing his or her own money to get their work produced and distributed? Indie film makers and musicians invest in their work because they believe in it and want to make it available to their fans. Indie book publishing does the same for authors. Your goal is to get published, not wait patiently for rejection letters from publishers. Get your book out to readers and let them decide if they like it.
Will I be required to buy hundreds of copies of my completed book?
No. Top indie book publishers utilize print-on-demand technology (POD), which allows books to literally be printed one at a time. Authors can buy as few or as many copies of their books as they choose at any time. Authors receive a significant discount when purchasing their books directly from their indie book publisher.
Do indie book publishers help with distribution of my book?
Yes. Leading indie book publishers utilize the same distribution channels as traditional publishers. This makes your book available for order at thousands of brick-and-mortar retailers and top online booksellers, including Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, and Borders.com.