With the rise of eBooks, print-on-demand platforms like CreateSpace, and even audiobooks, the number of self-published authors over the past five years has skyrocketed. We hear success stories, but they tend to be the Cinderella dream-come-true stories: Andy Weir’s book-turned-blockbuster The Martian, or E.L. James’ outrageously best-selling Fifty Shades trilogy. But what about the stories we don’t hear about? The indie authors out there making a good living? What’s their story and how did they find success?
Here are five authors from around the globe who are making a way for themselves in the exciting world of self-publishing.