News: Indies are in!

I was just scrolling down the front page of the Huffington Post, and was delighted to see the face of indie author and intrepid sel-publishing blogger J.A. Konrath! He’s part of a slideshow for “The New Heroes of Self-Publishing: Indie Authors Who Made It Big

Included in the gallery of indies are the usual suspects, Konrath and that other new member of the club, mega-bestselling author J.K. Rowling.

Yes, fellow authors, it’s a great time to be indie.

BREAKING NEWS: Pottermore!

Author J.K. Rowling announced today she will self publish the ebook versions of Harry Potter! The books will be released via a website called Pottermore that will open in October. However, on July 31, Harry Potter’s birthday, fans will get a sneak peek of what to expect from the interactive website.

It will be interesting to see if other authors try to copy this concept leaving providers such as Amazon out of the deal. This could shake up not only trad publishing but the indie writers’ universe, too. Stay tuned…

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@KidLitAnita A Reynolds MacArthur @ RT @WaldenPondPress: Big news…! “JK Rowling Set to Give Greenlight to eBooks” http://ow.ly/4sFzO #kidlit #ebook #harrypotter #jkrowling