Why are indie writers worth a try? Because some of them are really, really good. Their stories are fresh, well-written, and most likely written with a niche in mind.
Since indie writers aren’t necessarily trying to reach a wide audience, they are writing for a particular reader in mind, which has its advantages such as having all of the elements that you love in a story.
Personally, I love stories that have a lot of the feels. Love. Bittersweet. Poignant. But I also love stories with cooking and quirky characters. I’m also somewhat of a geek. (Okay, I’m a full-on anime watching, gaming loving, scifi/fantasy geek). I also love stories with ancient texts, cooking, handcrafts, and … the list goes on. Those elements aren’t going to appeal to everyone.
And that’s the thing. When you try to appeal to everyone, you end up … you guessed it … appealing to no one. Indie writers fill that gap for niche stories.
You’re also dealing with a situation where you’re not having to pay for expensive ad campaigns, like you do with mass distributed books. So these stories are often a bargain.
Best of all, these authors really want to connect with their fans, so they are more accessible than bigger named authors. There are a lot, I mean A LOT, of indie authors on Instagram. And, that’s one place to find them. I’ll be writing more about this in a future post.
So what do you think about indie writers? Are you an indie writer? Do you have some favorite indie writers? Let me know. Or if you have other questions about indie writers, let me know in the comments.
Joy and peace to you!