You’ve produced a beautifully written, skillfully edited, and proofread manuscript. It’s been formatted for both digital and print on demand (POD) delivery to readers, each edition has been proofed yet again, and it’s just been released in digital and print markets courtesy of digital and print on demand (POD) options via KDP (Amazon Kindle) and CreateSpace.
Now, you can can finally relax.
Oops! Not so fast. Two issues loom on the horizon of our brave new Independent Author-Publisher world. DIVERSIFICATION. This is the need for more bookstores, because having all of our eggs in one basket is a poor business model, and we want to reach more readers, anyway. Finding and vetting viable publishing platforms across the globe will facilitate the DISCOVERABILITY of our books, thus expanding readership and resulting in royalty income from a variety of sources.
Amazon, it is alleged, is the biggest player on the global stage in ebook sales. Perhaps. There are numerous publishing alternatives beyond Amazon, however, and we will explore those alternatives in this 4th Indie Excellence Workshop – with emphasis on diversification and discoverability for Independent Author-Publishers in the global marketplace.