As an author who tried the traditional route for decades without success, being able to self-publish with Amazon has offered me the amazing privilege of getting my stories into the hands of readers. Of course, there is always the fear about lack of quality assurance that comes with any self publication and it is often this doubt that prevents readers trying the work of an indie author. I like to think that the readers themselves provide the QA in the form of their reviews.
Also, I admit to being one of those doubting readers before I started down this route myself. Discovering KDP on Amazon changed all of that for me. I still read Jack Higgins and Clive Cussler, and eagerly await each new book, yet I have also discovered some superb authors whose books do not currently grace bookstore shelves.
A couple of examples are David Leadbeater and Alan McDermott. They write exciting, action-packed thrillers and I would rate them as highly as any traditionally published author I have read. I discovered them on Amazon, via the indie route, and I am very glad to have been converted to someone who now genuinely believes that there are excellent books being made available by the self-publishing approach. Other names that spring to mind are Terry Tyler, Elise Stokes, Karen Perkins and Mark Dawson.
I am proud to be an indie author and I am an avid reader of indie books. If you have not tried one yet, I recommend checking out Amazon's Top Free 100 as a starting point or clicking the links to some of the above-mentioned authors at the bottom of my Home Page.
Like me, you may be pleasantly surprised by the quality you discover!
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