Indie Authors are fantastic! I know there are a lot of self published books that shouldn't have been published. NOT because they aren't worthy. But because they need a LOT of editing. And for this reason, Indie authors fear that if a reader knows they are Indie, they won't buy the book.
I also know that there are a lot of great books that are self published and you can't tell that an editor from a major publishing house didn't edit the book. And a lot of self published authors are just as good (and sometimes even better) that traditionally published authors.
However, I also know that Traditionally published authors shouldn't be hated because they AREN'T Indie. Guess what? If you like a book and author, why does it matter how they were published? It shouldn't.
I want to get published and I am weeks away from sending my novel to publishers. I WANT to be traditionally published. Does this mean that I don't like Indie authors? No! Does this mean that I think going Indie is the wrong way to go? No! Does it mean that I couldn't go Indie if I so decide? No! It simply means that I WANT to be traditionally published. Not because I think I am better and therefore deserve it. Not because I think it takes more work and so I know people will respect me more if I am published by a major publishing house. No, it simply means that I have been dreaming of this for years and I WANT to be traditionally published.
There are two 'sayings' I see around often:
"Don't judge a book by its cover."
"Don't judge a book by its movie."
Today I am adding another one.
"Don't judge a book by the way it was published."
It shouldn't be "Traditional Authors take care of Traditional Authors" and "Indie Authors
take care of Indie Authors." It should be "Authors take care of Authors." We work together,
are always there for each other and always have everyone's back!
So, where do I stand when it comes to Indie vs Traditional? In the middle.
I support Authors.
p.s: To all other Bloggers and Authors who stand with this, feel free to steal the badge on my sidebar. If you need the html code, comment below or e-mail me and I will send it to you.