Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Indie Life

Second Wednesday Each Month
Today’s the second Wednesday in December, making it Indie time. I’ve been in this whole writing/publishing/editing thing for a little over five years now, and in that time I’ve seen a lot of changes, mainly thanks to the Indie movement. When I first started writing I went to two NYC SCBWI conferences. It was a good time, but the tone was undoubtedly snooty towards those wanting to self-publish. I was told, and I quote: “There are no self-published books, only self-printed books, because, in essence, that’s all they’re actually doing.” What a change five years have made. Now self-published books are everywhere, taking the world by storm. I’ve seen those same editors who made the above statement make major changes to their policies. SCBWI has made changes as well; they now have an entire section of their magazine devoted solely to Indie/self-publishing. And I have a feeling the changes have just begun.