Okay you guys, it's time to put you all in the get-along T-shirt.
You all might deny that Indie authors are publishers. Especially Indie authors.
But the fact of the matter is...Indies are no different than those so-called traditional published authors.
Go ahead, say no, no,no,no,no--I'm not like other writers.
So, I'm going to take that mask of denial off your face and show you how we all are similar.
Indie authors run their writing business how they want. And trust me, all of you are running a business. Amazon uses your SS#/EIN for a reason.
"Traditional published" authors are running a business, they just don't have to worry/control some of the aspects of the publishing side. They've handed it over to a partner--who they pay. These writers might feel like they don't have control, but the reality is they tend to give it away when signing the contract. They just accept that this/that and the other thing is non-negotiable. While there are some things that are a no-go, think long before deciding you can work with a non-negotiable.
You're getting paid. Therefore you are a publishing official.
Both Indie and trads get paid. Some get paid by different retailers, some get paid by one.
It's in the way you run your business. You can submit to different publishers and wait for a partner to pick you, or you can pick your partners to help you with this.
To truly be an Indie author, you need to write your stories down on college-ruled paper and make copies at kinko's, bind it with glue and sell it for how ever much. Everyone else, is an author/publisher no trad, no indie--no self-published, there's no such thing.
*Going off topic*
I like the term Micro-pub--you're now a micro-publisher, Congratulations! You'll have that title for the rest of your life.
*Back on topic-somewhat*
Maybe you have a vendetta against Penguin, Walmart and Google. Yay for you, but in my eyes the only thing that larger publishing houses ***might*** have an advantage is reader confidence and funds. That's it. Something anyone has the *possibility* to gain.
So have a hot cup of shut-the-hell-up and write. This big bad micro-publisher wishes you success.
ACTION ITEM: Stop calling my authors self-published! HHHEEEELLLLOOO! Am I even in the room here?
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