The Indie Writer Manifesto

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Mark Coker — from Smashwords — have suggested these points as drivers for Indie writers. I agree with them.

I hold these truths to be self-evident:

  1. I am an indie author
  2. I have experienced the pleasure and satisfaction that comes from self-publishing
  3. I have a right to publish
  4. My creative control is important to me.  I decide when, where and how my writing graduates to become a published book. 
  5. Indie does not mean “alone.”  I choose my partners.
  6. I shall not bow beholden or subservient to any publisher. In my business relationships, I seek partnership, fairness, equity and mutually aligned interests.
  7. We indie author comprise diverse writers unified by a common purpose to advance, empower and celebrate writers everywhere. 
  8. I am a professional.  I take pride in my work, and I strive to improve my craft to better serve my readers, myself, my fellow indie authors and the culture of books
  9. My writing is valuable and important.  This value and importance cannot be measured by commercial sales alone.
  10. I celebrate the success of my fellow indie authors, for their success is mine, and mine theirs. Together we are pioneering a better future for books marked by greater quality, creativity, diversity, choice, availability, affordability and accessibility.

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According to Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, which explains how gravity operates in the universe, real-life time travel isn’t just a vague fantasy. Traveling forward in time is an uncontroversial possibility. In fact, physicists send particles forward in time in accelerators… all the time. That’s not to say the technology for sending humans 100 years into […]

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Today we have the pleasure to have on stage Karynne Summars, the author of the contemporary erotic thriller Desperate Pursuit in Venice, was born and raised in Berlin, Germany. She currently lives in New York and Marbella, Spain. Before focusing on her creative talents she worked as an international corporate finance professional in New York. Certain […]

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In 1965 Arno A. Penzias and Robert W. Wilson of Bell Laboratories worked at a new horn antenna designed for detecting low levels of microwave radiation. They had a problem, they found a low microwave background “noise”, nothing different from the electrical noise which produce “snow” on your television screen. They tried all they could […]

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