Thursday, March 14, 2013

Indie Authors 4 U

Hi I'm Samantha Fury Author of the Street Justice Series.  I run and operate Indie Authors 4 U, Christian Indie Authors, Indie Authors an Indie Forum and many more that I'll talk about over the coming weeks. I hope to be blogging and sharing about some of our Indie Authors and talking about helpful tips for the New Indie author.  

I have several blogs and websites, and I'll be sharing links to those and explaining more about them as time allows. You'll find out really fast that I don't blog weekly, though I do try.   I do blog about important matters facing the Indie Author so be sure to book marks us and come back often.

Indie Authors 4 U
Welcome to my newest adventure.  Indie Authors 4 U. This is a spin off from a group I started with four other nice ladies called Indie Authors. I'm not sure what will come of this group, other than the blog, but we'll see.  I love helping new authors and this will be a way for me to talk to Indies and see what has helped them most. 

4 - U for now will be only this blog.  I get new ideas every day so it's hard to tell what this might turn into in the future.  Today I had the idea for this blog, so it's hard to tell what might be on my mind in a week or two.  Come back again and find out. 

Some History 
I've been in the Indie Business since 2008, and I love being my own boss.  I know a lot of people tried to go the Traditional Route, but not me. I have never written a query letter or tried to find an agent.  That's just not my style. I like being my own boss, setting my own rules, and the Indie Path is the road I'm on and I love it. 

Being an Indie Author is not for everyone. There is a lot of work involved, you have to buy or make your own covers.  You have to edit your own work or pay for an editor. Then there is formatting, marketing, and this isn't even considering the other things that may be going on in your life, like kids, a husband, pets, house cleaning.  It can be a large commitment and life changing to say the least.

Making your own way
The thing that I have found that is the most useful is learning from other Indie Authors. Most of them are so helpful and willing to roll up their sleeves and take time to help you learn some new task.  I would not be where I am without Christian Writers forum, and Tommie Lyn.  

There are a lot of others too that helped along the way but Tommie Lyn went above and beyond the call of duty, even for an Indie Author.  I can't count the times that I emailed her about this or that, and talked her ear off for hours in a chat room.  If it wasn't for Indies a lot of us would not be where we are, so hats off.  Indies are loveable, helpful, Authors that help out even when they don't really have the time to do so.

Ever Changing Ever Learning 
If I have learned anything from this job, it's that I have to learn something new every day. It may be marketing, a new page or site I need to join or like, or it's some new piece of software that I will find so useful that I just have to try it out. Sometimes I think it takes a group for any one of us to succeed so if you are not a member of one of our groups please feel free to look us up and join in on the fun. You may just be that missing link that will help us get past some new hurdle that's coming around the corner.

More to come
I'll be drawing my little thought to a close, but please feel free to drop by again. I'll also post links to my other blogs and we will be interviewing authors and asking them to divulge a few of their Indie Secrets.  Again book mark us, the next post may just be the secret tip you need to get pass that next Indie hurdle. 

Samantha Fury is the author of the Popular Street Justice Series
she's written many articles on book covers, for Indie Authors.  
She operates several Indie Groups. Editing Services, Cover Artist, 
Helpful Indie Facebook Groups, and a wonderful Forum 
just for Indie Authors.

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