I’m thrilled to have S.M. Boyce here today. Boyce is the author of the Grimoire Trilogy. I’ve read the first book, Lichgates, and loved it! I’m eagerly awaiting the release of Treason, this fall. In her guest post today, Boyce talks about her journey to self-publishing, and the Indie Author Index she’s created. So without further ado, I give you, Boyce!
When I started researching self-publishing last year, I had no idea what I was doing. I was like that meme with the scientist dog. Yes, even with the glasses.
All my research at the time focused on blog hopping and learning bits here and there. I spent weeks debating as to whether indie was better than traditional. I hung out on J. A. Konrath’s blog a lot, visited various independent publishers, and watched forums. I was a lurker, but I didn’t feel I could contribute to the conversation.
Okay, so I know my blog has gotten very “book” oriented of late, and some of that is just book release fever, I promise! (What you didn’t know I released a novel yesterday? Well, allow me to link you up: book tour | paperback | eBook).
But part of it, and the part I’m about to get to, is that I love to read. I love books. And I’ve realized that no blog of mine is complete without at least a small book section.
So with that in mind, I’m going to post occasional reviews, interviews, and/or author spotlights, but only of books that I have really enjoyed, and thus think that you all might enjoy as well. Specifically, most of the books I’ll be featuring will be from indie authors, although I won’t be leaving out any of my traditionally published friends whose work I enjoy either.
In that vein, I wanted to make you all aware of the Blogger Book Fair coming to Wayfaring Artist over the next 4 days. (Yes, I’m going to post 4 days in a row. Actually if you count this post, and yesterdays launch party post, I’m posting 6 days in a row. Sit down if you need to).
In this blogger book fair, each blog functions as a “booth” with books, giveaways, and freebies. I’m hosting a giveaway for Flight of Blueas well as hosting three other authors on my site who I think you all are going to enjoy meeting.