BLESSING SHARE #3
Howdy folks and welcome to the third Sunday Share. Do you know how important it is to have professionals backing up your product? In case you don’t know, it is vitally important. When I became an indie author, I hooked up with a professional network of service providers. I have an indie web designer, Roger Cable who is also a provider through Ozwind. I have an indie editor, Jayme Ronan (yes, also with Ozwind), and I have an indie formatting guru and a cover designer, Select-O-Grafix (also with Ozwind). These individuals make the magic happen. I have open communication with them and can know everything that is happening in each step of the process. I don’t have to wonder. That is one of the many advantages to being indie.
Emails, phone calls, face-to-face contact… those are all of the ways that indie professionals can help authors in this crazy publishing world. Communication is key and when you aren’t hearing from anyone about your work, you get the distinct impression that they don’t care. Pacing the floors waiting on your book to be published is never fun, but I would rather pace than to have something put out to readers that is dreadfully filled with errors; something that presents an ill-thought-out cover design. Professionalism is key in this industry and there are people out there who can help you.
Ozwind offers professional services to all authors and the individuals I mentioned above are top-of-the-line. So, independence may be scary, but it can offer perks that other situations can’t.