I decided to take a look into why people feel that indie and self-published authors are a bad investment.
It doesn’t matter where your books are from all can be disliked, have mistakes in them and still not be the book you was hoping it to be.
But this I can tell you, self-published authors good or bad do get freedom to write how they wish to, you will find books you feel have problems with editing, misspelling, bad punctuation, but I have found these sorts of mistakes in those traditionally published as well.
All editing traditional and otherwise relies upon human eye, which can miss problems, but the more editing the book has the less chance the book has for having these mistakes.
Traditional publishers have many editors, and still I find some brilliant boo boo’s.
So what do I advise?
I have lists of favourite SP/Indie/Traditional published authors, From JK Rowling to SP authors such as Diane Major; if you wish to take a look for free most kindle books on amazon allow you a look into a few chapters first.
Try these before you buy, also a lot of the new authors allow you to buy some fabulous books at bargain prices on kindle, if you are lucky they may be running a free promotion, so take the opportunity to try the novel for free, and if you loved it take a chance and leave the book a review!
Here is my list of Indie/Self-pub authors that I like/love and hope you will take some time to give them a look.
Diane Major: http://www.amazon.com/Diane-Major/e/B008R5S3KO/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Bob Atkinson (only 1 release at the moment): http://www.amazon.com/Last-Sunset-Bob-Atkinson-ebook/dp/B0096TP038/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405351563&sr=1-1&keywords=bob+atkinson
Kathy Rowe: http://www.amazon.com/K.-Rowe/e/B003H2UCNI/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1405351637&sr=1-2-ent
Samantha Jacobey: http://www.amazon.com/Samantha-Jacobey/e/B00GEB5LX0/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1405351680&sr=1-2-ent
Shannon McRoberts: http://www.amazon.com/Shannon-McRoberts/e/B0060ZFD60/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1405351724&sr=1-2-ent
Thomas Rydder: http://www.amazon.com/Thomas-Rydder/e/B00BMUOBKC/ref=dp_byline_cont_pop_book_1
Carol Bird (Poetry, no author page): http://www.amazon.com/Heartfelt-Feelings-Poetry-Carol-Bird/dp/1490480811/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1405351878&sr=1-3&keywords=carol+bird+poetry
Ruth Watson-Morris: http://www.amazon.com/Ruth-Watson-Morris/e/B007GJN8UM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Jim Wright: http://www.amazon.com/Jim-Wright/e/B008K49MCK/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1
Other authors to look out for:
Ngaire Elder – Ceclia Spark books
Francis Laveaux – Crime thriller
Jorja Dupont-Oliva – Relationships
Steven Watson-Morris – Childrens
There are so many who deserve a mention.
There are thousands out there all writing something new and different in your favourite genre, so come on don’t be shy, give the new author a go…
I do believe you will be pleasantly surprised. I was!