Rachel Thompson, Carolyn McCray, and Amber Scott, arguably three authors who bring vastly different publishing perspectives to the table, have released their Indie Book Collective’s bible of independent publishing, Dollars and Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-Publishing. The Guide will be the IBC’s Bestseller for a Day feature on Wednesday, June 29th; for one day, the price point of the ebook on Amazon will drop to 99 cents.
According to the press release detailing the Guide’s Bestseller for a Day status, deciding to create this self-publishing guidebook was no small undertaking. “Carolyn had the idea that, with all her various forms of publishing and social media expertise, combined with Amber’s traditional to indie experience, formatting and Facebook prowess, and Rachel’s blog to book process and love and knowledge of Twitter, our combined efforts would truly create an incredible guide for any writer out there looking to self-publish or build their writer’s platform.”
With the explosion in self-publishing, fueled by the availability of e-reader devices and companies that have sprung up to assist indie authors in their publishing ventures, the IBC feels this guide has arrived not a moment too soon.
“The attractiveness of being independent in all aspects of the creative process is what’s at the heart of it. What we teach is that the product you put out there has to be the very best quality or people simply will not buy it. Indie gets bad press as a stereotype that is unfair – there are plenty of us that have risen to the top using top of the line services and writing quality.
“There is a paradigm shift in thinking as the publishing industry undergoes this massive change and authors also realize they can keep more profits this way. However, it takes a lot of hard work, as we spell out in detail in the book,” reports the Indie Book Collective in a group interview.
Part of the work of Dollars and Sense is helping self-published authors dispel rather than reinforce some of the myths that abound about indie authors, particularly that they are all writers who couldn’t make the grade in traditional publishing or that their work is ruining literature. Two members of the IBC come from traditional publishing backgrounds, and the group points to the large numbers of authors who are making a respected name for themselves in self-publishing.
Dollars and Sense: The Definitive Guide to Self-Publishing can be purchased at its one-day price point via the Amazon Kindle store, making it available to any e-reader device, computer, or smartphone that can support the Kindle application. More information on the Guide is available on the Indie Book Collective’s blog and at BestSellerforaDay.com.