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Successful self-published authors share their top tips

We hear whispers that indie authors can make just as much as – if not more than – traditionally published authors. But who are these mythical indie authors, and how are they making it work?



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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?

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