Why I read books by Indie Authors by Suzie Welker – Reblogged

Why I read books by Indie Authors

by Suzie Welker

Why I read books by Indie Authors. Is it because of the price difference? No, not really. In my opinion if I want something I will buy it no matter what the cost is. I am one of those people that if I see something and I want it I will get it for myself.
There are thousands upon thousands of indie authors trying to promote their book. For reasons I do not understand traditional publishing houses will not even look at the book. I think people have someone on the inside to get published from one of the “Big 6”.
I read indie because the authors are amazing. Indie authors are like your best friend. They enjoy talking with their readers, interacting; laughing at themselves and above all they put their heart and soul into the book.
The magic of books
Indie authors may not make the money that a traditional author does but they have more spirit. They are willing to go above and beyond to help fellow authors, bloggers and first-time writers. I see this daily.
Indie authors help each other out, by reading and reviewing books, editing, helping with cover design, formatting issues anything you can think. If it has happened before then another indie author has been there done that and knows how to fix the problem.
Indie authors think and write outside the box. Indie authors’ writing is not like anything you have ever read before. They create not just their dream world but everyone’s dream world.
I did not start blogging because of indie authors. I started because I was looking for a way to help keep track of all the books I read. Granted I can read a book a day if I am not working. I am not going to lie and say that I have stopped reading books by traditional authors. I do have a few favorites that I will read not matter what. No, I will not name them. They get enough publicity and do not need little ole’ me promoting them.
I have the first indie book I read. I display it proudly on my shelf. I remember laughing one minute and crying the next while reading the book. This is the heart and soul I was talking about earlier. I have not found a traditional author that could make me laugh one minute and cry the next in their book.
So, why do I read indie authors? It is because they put their heart and soul into a book. They create a perfect setting and allow us readers to place our minds inside the book. To help us escape. To give us a place to go where there is no stress, nothing but me and the book. Well the characters also, but that is a different story.
Traditional published authors have gotten into a rut. It seems like the same plot over and over. The only thing different is the characters names, whereas indie authors are like a breath of fresh air. They are not in a rut; they are not trying to push out the next book to meet a deadline. They are not trying to please anyone but their readers.
For me and my reading it will be indie authors. They are the heart and soul of the reading world.
Thanks to all the indie authors out there that write and publish books for people like me to read. Without you reading would be boring.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

One thought on “Why I read books by Indie Authors by Suzie Welker – Reblogged”

  1. I find that indie books have more originality. Go to Barnes&Noble or any other bookstore and all you see is the same crap regurgitated over and over time and time again. Agents and publishers are often chasing “fads” rather than putting out quality fiction.

    If the authors' ideas are too original, chances are, ther're NOT going to get published in a Big 6.

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