Yet again, Indie publsihers are making waves. A long time book blogger named Katie Grant, who writes under KT Grant blogs about the phenomenon that is taking over the industry. Indie publishing. Hard to believe that he pendulum is shifting. But one only has to look at the success that many Indie pub authors are achieving.
They are posting sales. Generating great blogs. Literally turning the industry on its head.
This weekend, it has been a priviledge to network with some of these powerful forces in the industry at the innaugural Lexicon Writer’s Conference in Denton, TX. Honestly? Wasn’t sure what to expect, but it has been a smashing success. Over 120 writer’s, publishers, book bloggers, screenwriters, writing coaches and agents convened for a weekend of powerful networking led by Indie author Mitch Haynes. Just ask the successful writing team of Buck Stienke and Ken Farmer, writers of military fiction.
Mitch’s message was simple and powerful. “Take your ego to the door. No one wants to stand around and hear you babble about your book.” But if you meet 10 other people and help them sell theirs while here. Pave the way for what you can do for them, then just imagine how many more books you will sell if 1o people do that for you!” Brilliant. And guess what! It works.
Just goes to show you, paying it foward pays off sweetly in the end. Even if you have to wait to see it. So don’t hide in the shadows of your work, get out there and make waves for your book. Pay it foward for another author and they just might pay it foward for you!