April Hamilton (founder of Publetariat.com) started down the traditional publishing route, had a top agent, editors liked her work, still no sale. (Commercial viability deemed not there.) So she ventured into the self-publishing space and has become a leader and advocate of the indie author movement.
Her definition of an indie author:
An indie author is not someone who is using self-publishing as a desperation move, but as a carefully considered and conscious decision to self-publish. An indie author is a businessperson and an entrepreneur.
POSTED BY JANE FRIEDMAN, PUBLISHER OF WRITER'S DIGEST