Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Amazon self-publishing is #PoweredByIndie


You might call it my hobby, or possibly my portal to self-expression.

Or, my dreams for what might become a new audience, customers who find value in what I choose to share.

That's the magic of Amazon self-publishing. Having gone the route of trying to find a publisher in the past, Amazon presents a freedom that motivates me to write.

When I'm done with a book, it's going to press. There are no "maybe's" or "it's a long shot."

Log into Kindle (digital version) and CreateSpace (on demand paperback), upload your manuscript and cover, and within hours your product is available to a worldwide audience. I take pride in the fact I am self-taught in every aspect of indie publishing. When I wasn't quite talented enough to create a custom designed Adobe wrap around cover, I learned to use a function in Amazon's create cover tool, where I can upload PDF front and back covers designed in Microsoft Publisher. I might be old school, but learning and finding solutions is part of the excitement.

Amazon is celebrating all authors who have the courage to proceed. The event is called #PoweredByIndie, a shout-out to all of us who have embraced the independent author lifestyle.

If you'd like to check out my personal author page, click to http://amazon.com/author/thomassmueller. There's also an Amazon landing page for aspiring authors, check that out at www.amazon.com/poweredbyindie.

Amazon self-publishing is the platform that will unleash the visions and dreams you hold deep inside. Just start typing.

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