First take a look, yeah up there and see all those blogs who think that Indies Rock!
Hey, Awesome I’m on of those who think Indies Rock! That’s because they are some of the most amazing peeps you will ever talk to or if your lucky.. Get to meet. I for one have been that lucky, more about that in a minute though.
Why do I think this?
It’s simple, these people who publish their own books are some of the most wicked word slingers around! I have all but stopped reading traditionally published books *by the big 6* because there are so so many AMAZING Indie books out there. If you are a regular here on the blog.. You already know this. If this is your first stop well let me tell you…. This last year for me has been full ofAwesome new books and One of a Kind Indie Authors who I am so so glad to actually call my friends. These authors take the time to chat it up with you on Twitter or Facebook. It’s not just a constant “buy my book” either… As a reader… I LOVE THIS.
What do I think of peeps who diss my Indie Authors?
Oh, this is when SupaGurl has to back away from the computer and rant to the hubby, one of said Author friends or blogger sistas. The shiz that gets slung around on GR’s is beyond ridiculous! I refuse to even comment over there. All of them who are saying things like.. Oh it’s an Indie Author well that is going to be sh*t because they couldn’t get signed for a book deal…. Or Indies don’t edit their books… Or they cannot take criticism… the list goes on and on well guess what I say….
I call Major BullSh*tThese authors work their as* off to put out SupaGreat stories. They actually *gasp* PAY someone to edit their books and a lot of them never even tried to query with the traditional publishing houses! They also put out MAJOR extras for their books. They have that freedom, if they want to write up a chapter from a different characters POV well guess what… they just do it! Oh, look they finished everything early… guess what they put that shiz out there early! I think it’s all about the freedom to do what they want when they want. Their writing is some of the BEST freakin writing I’ve had the privilege to read. As proof.. Bix 6’s are trying to snatch up tons of Indie Authors for their own now. Oh, and the movies… yes some of the Indie’s after writing these KICK AS* stories are getting freakin movie/tv deals!! Nothing sets me off more than someone spouting off CRAP about my Indie Authors…. Do I usually go online and call them on it? NO! I don’t have time to get into it with them, nor do I want to be seen as a negative person b/c really I’m not! *I don’t use words when mad LOL*
Want to see some of the amazing Indie Authors I’ve met this year?
UtopYA Con 2012 in Nashville, TN *first time evar going to something like this*
I met Indie Authors I had talked to forever here, also Great new Authors that I had no idea about! This will forever be my favorite thing I have been to or will go to b/c of the Friends made and the Fun had!! Just some of the Fantastical Indie Authors I met :
Amy Bartol *I totally fan girl hugged her*
Michelle Leighton *I totally fan girl hugged her*
Carol & Adam Kunz
And so many more!
Also … some of these brilliant Authors took the time to come to my public library and speak with our teens during their summer reading program!
Decatur Book Festival 2012 in Decatur, GA
I had the chance to meet even more Supa Fantastic Indies here…
Nancy Straight… I still squee when I think about her
|Nichole Chase, KA Tucker, Amy Jones & Carol Kunz|
And so so many more!
So to sum up INDIE AUTHORS ROCK not only are they Wicked Word Slingers who have a passion for what they do, but they are some of the most Amazing people and friends you could ask for!
Peace, Love and Great Books
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