October 8, 2016 will be the first annual Indie Author Day. To celebrate, many local libraries across America will be hosting author events.
Amazon is also celebrating indie authors by declaring October #PoweredByIndie. To find out more check out their Powered By Indie page.
People often ask me why I chose to be an indie author. The answer is easy. I love the control it gives me. I'm very picky about book covers and as an indie author I get the final say. I choose who edits and formats my books and who designs my covers. With indie publishing I don't have to wait two years to make my books available to the public like traditionally published authors do. I have a say in everything about the production of my book from the first word that hits the page all the way to pricing and marketing.
The indie author community is such an amazing group of people. Even though I spend most of my time in front of the computer, at home by myself, I've met so many wonderful authors online and at various events. You'd think in such a competitive industry authors wouldn't be willing to help each other out, but that couldn't be further from the truth.
Some of my favorite books have been indie books. In celebration of this year's Indie Author Day I thought I'd share a few of them with you:
Justice Calling by Annie Bellet
Justice Calling is about a powerful sorceress living in hiding. She won't use her magic for fear that the person who is after her will catch up to her. But when her shapeshifter friends are targeted by dark magic she has a difficult decision to make. If she helps them she risks being found by the sorcerer she's worked so hard to evade. The fast paced action and strong heroine made this a fun read.
Fighting Destiny by Amelia Hutchins
This is one racy book, but that's not the reason I loved it. A witch named Syn who hates fairies gets stuck working for one. But Ryder is no ordinary fairy - he's the prince of the dark fae and is devastatingly handsome. The author did such a great job of building up the tension between Syn and Ryder that I couldn't put this book down until I was done.
The Sribe by Elizabeth Hunter
Ava has been hearing voices all her life. She know that something about her isn't quite right, but it's not until she meets Malachi that she begins to discover what. The story takes place in Turkey, and between the setting and the characters, this book was truly breathtaking.