In the past few years we have often heard the term indie writers and publishers, what are these indie writers? Indie writers are writers who move independently or independently. They write books and publish them themselves without being bound by any contract or collaboration with any publishing agency.
Many millennials who are currently starting to write books feel confused, whether they should become an indie writer or become a writer who is bound to cooperate with a major publisher.
For those of you who want to know more about indie writers, here are some of the benefits you can get when you become an indie writer.
1. Short and fast process
When we publish a book at a major publisher, the publishing process tends to take a long time. There are months and sometimes even more than a year if the queue of books to be published is quite large.
If you become an indie writer and publish a book in an indie publisher, you can publish a book in a relatively shorter time, because the books published in indie publishers are not as many as books in major publishers.
2. Print the book as you wish
If we publish a book at a major publisher, usually our books will be published in large enough quantities, because the book will be distributed in many bookstores.
However, if we publish a book at an indie publisher, we can set the number of books we will publish or you can also publish a book according to the number of orders that come in.
3. Can manage your own income
When we publish a book at a major publisher, there is usually a contract related to the income from the sale. Usually the author will get about ten percent of the total price of the book.
However, if we publish a book at an indie publisher, we can set the price for the book we sell and we will get the entire proceeds from the sale of the book we publish.
4. Design the book according to taste
Usually when we publish a book at a major publisher, we will not be able to determine the design of the cover or layout of our book.
The major publishers will make designs according to the needs and desires of the publisher. Meanwhile, if we publish a book at an indie publisher, we can design our book as we wish.
Well, those are some of the advantages for those of you who want to become an indie writer. By becoming an indie writer you no longer need to bother publishing books in major publishers.