Thursday, July 21, 2011

Welcome to our YA Indie Carnival!

Welcome to the second post in the YA Indie Carnival. The carnival is designed for authors, readers and reviewers of YA Indie books. Each Friday this team of YA Indies will post on a common theme.

Today's post theme is, why Indie?

I decided to e – publish after about six months of unsuccessful attempts to secure an agent. I realize this is not a long period of time in the traditional publishing world but I mostly just wanted to get my book out there in hopes that someone else might desire to read it and enjoy it. While I have found that self publishing can be challenging I have also discovered that the learning process and the sense of achievement that follows can feel quite satisfying. Having said that I will continue to consider all of my options. If the right agent/agency came to pass I would consider the opportunity.

Before you head off to the next booth in the carnival I wanted to point out a few new attractions that are coming up. First, The Glassheart Chronicles by Brandon Alston, Fisher Amelie, J.L. Bryan, Courtney Cole, Wren Emerson, Amy Jones, Tiffany King, and Nicole Williams will be available for purchase on Amazon on August 1st. Second, get ready for the Soul Quest Blog Tour August 1st - 7th and The Guardians of Souls Blog Tour August 25th - 31st. Last but not least I am very excited to announce the release of The Guardians of Souls, Book Two in The Soul Quest Trilogy. It is available on Amazon NOW!

Enjoy the rest of the carnival as you explore my fabulous sister carni's blogs!

Dani Snell: An awesome reviewer.

Patti Larsen: Author of The Ghost Boy of MacKenzie House, and The Diamond City Trilogy.

Courtney Cole: Author of Every Last Kiss, Fated, Princess, and Guardian. Also a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

Wren Emerson: Author of I Wish and a contributing author in the upcoming anthology that I am participating in (The Glassheart Chronicles).

Nicole Williams: An indie author of paranormal fiction. Her titles include: Eternal Eden, and the upcoming Fallen Eden. She is also participating in the Glassheart Chronicles.

Fisher Amelie: Author of The Understorey, as well as a contributing author in The Glassheart Chronicles.

Laura Elliott: Author of the recently released Winnemucca!

Rachel Coles: Author of Diary of a Duct Tape Zombie, Whistles, Beergarden, Plagues, Bees of St. John, and Mushrooms.

T.R. Graves: Author of Warriors of the Cross.

Cydni Tefft: Author of Between

P.J. Hoover: Author of Solstice

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  1. I find it funny when people think there's a certain time period that should pass before you publish--if your work is ready, why wait 18mo to two years in legacy publishing to make it happen? It's a myth created by the big boys to keep us under control--and I'm thrilled you're not buying into it anymore.

  2. Congrats on all you good news! And yay for the upcoming anthology! It sounds amazing!

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  4. Holy spelling errors and missing words Batman! Let's try that again...

    I think that's another really cool aspect of Indie publishing, that author's can get their books into the hands of readers NOW. So awesome.

  5. Congrats on the Trilogy! Excited for your Blog Tour and for The Glassheart Chronicles too.

  6. Congratulations on all your successes. I agree with your plan to keep an open mind when it comes to your options. Right now...Indie is perfect for me. Later, my needs may change. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Good luck with your book! I agree with you that indie allows authors to get their books to readers immediately, rather than waiting possibly years under the old model.

    Ooh, I think instead of "traditional publishing" we should start calling it "the old way." LOL

  8. Thank you for your comments and support. I've dropped by all of your carni booths today and was amazed at the level of knowledge this group possesses. Wow, we are creatively talented, business savy and worldly. We are so clever! I'm proud to be a part of such an outstandin group of intelligent women!