Let’s take a quick trip back in time! Not too long ago, independent publishing was a laughable dream for the deluded. Most of us can remember the only way you’d get published: Find an agent. Apply to a publishing house. Get rejected. Keep applying. Get published.
Now it’s not quite as straightforward … or rather it is.
These days we are in the age of the maverick. Music, film, business, publishing, theatre, and art are all filled with people smashing apart the conventional routes to success. Authors and artists alike are now entrepreneurs in their own right.
So you can be forgiven for imagining this indie lifestyle as one of Gatsby grandeur and riches. Make no mistake though, it’s nowhere near such a fantasy.