When did you begin indie publishing?
I wrote some poetries back in 2011, 2012 and 2013 which I published back in 2013. This is how my indie publishing journey started. My latest book is “The Tree’s Sister” which is a fiction work and published on 14th January 2015.
How did you make the choice to go indie?
People usually try for traditional publishing and when they are unable to do that, they go for indie publishing. But, in my case, I directly went for indie. This I can confidently say that I NEVER submitted my manuscript to any traditional publisher before I went indie.
What do you enjoy most about being an indie author?
OVERALL CONTROL is the best thing I like being an indie author. One can work under own terms, create our own brand, etc. Traditional publishing has its own benefits though, but I like the indie option more.
What do you think is the hardest part about being an indie author?
The hardest part of being an indie author is the marketing of the book. In case of traditional publishing, the company helps and guides but in case of an indie author, he/she itself is the publisher and so all the marketing and promotion stuff has to be done by author himself/herself.
What advice do you have for new and aspiring authors?
Writing is a good thing. And the choice of being an indie or traditionally published author is always yours. Analyze both and then take a firm decision.
If you had it to do over again, would you make the choice to go indie?
If I were given one more chance to do over again, then also I would prefer to go indie. In Indie, as YOU yourself are the publisher, so the control over the marketing and promotion remains with you. Making visibility is a comparatively difficult tasks but success stories are there too. Like I have to balance these things with my studies and so it is easier when you have the full control. Though, these are my own views.