The BookBaby Spotlight podcast recently hosted Lee Wind, a "lighthouse of stories that center on marginalized kids and teens and celebrate their power to change the world" and the Director of Marketing and Programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA).
Traditional publishing seems to be mentally moored in a slow-lane ethos. What if you don't have the luxury of time to publish a book?
When embarking on his Kickstarter campaign, author Chuck Miller spent a lot of time looking at other campaigns for ideas. He checked all the boxes, from producing videos to getting creative with donor rewards, on his way to achieving his goal.
Self-publishing used to mean forgoing the resources of traditional publishing and running your entire independent enterprise by yourself. Thanks to technology and the increased connectedness allowed by the Internet, indie authors now have access to experts, marketplaces, and readers. What's not to like?