It has now been just over a month since we published Revolution Earth and I would say that we are now no longer selling just to colleagues, family, friends, and well-wishers, but have crossed that line where the reading public are now buying our book. And that is a great feeling.
In the six years since we dreamt up this book there has been a revolution in indie publishing. We would never have dreamt of going the DIY route had it not been for those indie pioneers who paved the way – and then of course landed publishing deals, after they proved to the agents and the major publishing houses that they could sell books as well as write them.
One of the criticisms of indie published work is that there is still too much self-published work out there that hasn’t been edited properly. We have recently joined The Alliance of Independent Authors, an organisation that is going to give indie authors access to services such as copy editing, editing and proofreading. Many indie authors say that they can’t afford to hire an editor but the question now should be, can you afford not to?