- File Size: 4064 KB
- Print Length: 171 pages
- Publisher: IndieReader Publishing (January 19, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 19, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HO15Q3Y
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,637,494 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The book's format is interesting. Each interview is prefaced with an introduction essay written by another writer, in some cases a traditionally published author, who either knows or has a connection with the interviewee. The interviews, conducted by editor Loren Kleinman, are presented in a highly readable question-and-answer style.
While reading this book I found myself almost constantly checking out the new names I was coming across with internet searches of their work and successes.
If you have the slightest curiosity or interest in the reshaping of the publishing landscape and the shift from old school to new world publishing, then I'd recommend Indie Authors Naked as a great starting place. The fairly short chapters, and the question and answer format, make it an easy read to pick up and put down when you have a spare moment. The book's genesis was a series of blog interviews from the IndieReader website. What you get in addition are insightful essay introductions, and the discovery of fresh up-and-coming voices in a brave new literary landscape.
Perhaps for this reason, I found the dismissive, bi-coastal "art book" section the least effective piece. The authors seemed to be celebrating how cool--and therefore exclusive--their particular creative circle was while conforming to what appeared to be a stereotypical NY/LA focus. How is this different from the image of traditional publishing/gate keeping?
Emphasizing marketing and social media promotion also encouraged me to follow up on a few of the included authors and made me think more deeply about my goals for the novel I'm currently writing.
Loren Kleinman conducts interviews with Indie Authors. Many will have some kind of unique view on being an indie author making it more debatable in some way. The questions do change from author to author and the replies are sometimes clues as to why we keep on pondering on what truly drives a writer to write.
An example is Eden Baylee who has been able to smash conceived notions about writing erotica to smithereens while her description of it all was awesome - I did gasp at the thought of how much of it was true.
The moment Loren asked Eden Baylee to describe erotica writing - I was all ears. I found it was a sensational way of putting it all into few words. The way she talks about it turns out to be quite logical. Then, she was asked about what brought her to going indie...her answers were quite positive.
It is a compilation of various author interviews whose answers are informative and interesting sparking the inner-core of any writer's curiosity as to all the reasons to be or not to be an Indie Author encircled with some pros and cons. If there is a writer in you; this is a book I do recommend.
Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.
Loren Kleinmann has done an excellent job of editing this collection of interviews and articles. What could have been a dry, repetitive book is full of warmth and humour. I was also delighted to see some of my favourite Indies featured, such as eden baylee, Rachel Thompson and Annetta Ribken.
Pick up a copy of this delightful box of chocolates and dip into it. And, as Mr Gump observed, you never know what you're going to get next.