Are you a Real Indie Author?
Let's be real for a moment, shall we?
Being a real indie author is amazing, but it's crazy hard work, extraordinary dedication, and the kind of hours that would make an ER nurse ask if you're insane. We scrimp and save. We spend money we don't have for services we need. We bust our butts for reviews that Amazon then decides to throw away. Every single thing we do is questioned by our readers and by our fellow authors. We're made to look like cheating villains when we succeed and miserable failures when we "just haven't made it there yet."
Real Indie Author caters to the real indie authors, and we celebrate you for your temerity and your unwillingness to go down without one heck of a fight. We salute you.
So, What Do We Do Here?
Real Indie Author is about helping the Indie Author find the resources they need--be it service providers, information, or where to go to learn a skill--and for service providers to find the authors they need.
Now, we do offer other services, too, but our main focus is providing indie authors and indie service providers the tools they need to succeed.
Now, guys, I don't get paid to do this. I get paid when you order a service through me. This is me helping the community with something I feel we need! This isn't a scam or a slight-of-hand trick. This is legitimately me trying to help you and it's a lot of work. So, don't whine to me, please. Ever. Just...don't do it.
Go to the Services page to discover what we have to offer and go to the Real Indie Corner and locate other indie service providers! There are going to be more resource pages as this goes, so keep your eye out.
Your Learning Path
If you want to succeed, it's up to you to take charge of your learning path. There isn't a degree out there for this. You can't go to college and take a course in How To Be a Successful Indie Author. Some of the services we offer are designed to help you now, and then further assist you when you have the time to learn this on your own.
There will also be other valuable resources mentioned and linked on these pages. We're still under construction. The amount of information I have planned and outlined is going to take time to put up. And I'm not going to share everything I learned. Mostly because that would be unethical. Some of the things I learned, I did so in classes I paid for and books I purchased. I will, however, point you to the resources I used. I highly recommend outlining the career path you want and investing in learning. Whether you're just at this as a hobby or in this for the long haul, there's something in here for everyone to learn.
Most of the actual services I provide are provided with the offer to show you how to do it. I realize you may not have the time to do it on your own right now, but you will at some point. And when that time comes, you need to be armed with the knowledge of how to do it. I'm willing to give that to you.
But keep me around to edit a book or two or to do a cover. That's all I ask. *wink*
As soon as I work out all the logistics, I am starting a magazine that will have helpful information on latest indie author marketing trends, and highlighting indie service providers. I am super excited about this! I'm hoping that we take off and can have people want to be guest authors and share their news and hard work practices. I'm also working on interviews with editors, PA's, and cover artists right now!
I'm still working out the kinks on how to make all of that happen, though.
So...Right now, it's just a really neat idea.
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This is not one of those suprises where you sign up for the magazine and get bombarded with my books. No! I won't do that to you. But I will occassionally email you when the magazine is ready for download.
Also, we're looking for reviewers!
So, if you're interested to receive free books in exchange for an honest review, please sign up.
Email me: Frankie@RealIndieAuthor.com
Text me: 720-530-0593