Coming up on year four in indie publishing, I’ve learned so many lessons (the hard way). They are really pretty simple lessons and ones I should have known based on real life experiences. Yet, because of who I am, I’ve fallen for many of these (or witnessed it) time and time again. Don’t let that be you. Daily, I am asked my best tips for surviving in the publishing industry. Here are my top ten takeaways in no particular order:
Indie is more good than bad. But indie can be brutal too. Find the people who support and celebrate you and remember to support and celebrate them too. Pay attention, give back, and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there too. Together, we can blanket readers with amazing stories and art. Don’t let negative interactions, feedback or even relationships stain your love for writing. Your passion is yours and yours alone. Happy writing of all the words and happy reading too!
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Erin Lee, who also writes as EL George, is a USA Today Bestselling multi genre author unafraid to chase the madness. Author of more than 100 titles and creator of Crazy Ink Publishing, LLC, she'll try anything once and never turns down a dare.