Authors on Indie publishing & success


Tammara Webber is a self-published writer of New Adult fiction that has had an enormous amount of success along the way. These two posts (here and here) give information on how she began, failed, and succeeded in her writing career.

Authors’ Advice on publishing

Barry Eisler is a well-rounded professional (apparently a previous CIA agent and lawyer) who also happens to write thrillers and has won several awards. In this page, he puts together a list of publishing service providers for every step of the Indie publishing process. Highly recommended read for newbies.

JA Konrath publishes in the thriller, horror, erotica and comedy genres. He’s sold over three million books worldwide, and is known for fast action, snappy dialog, laugh aloud comedy, and nail biting terror, often all on the same page. This page is his ‘Newbie’s Guide to Publishing’, and the best thing about it is its complete and resolute honesty. Give it a look if you want to hear from an accomplished writer who also isn’t scared of hurting your feelings if that means he’ll be able to tell you something you don’t know about the publishing business and writing process.

Passive Guy is an attorney, entrepreneur, former tech executive and writer. Some of PG’s most popular posts are about contracts with publishers and agents. See this page for all posts that fall under that category.

David Gaughran is the author of the Latin American historical adventures Mercenary and A Storm Hits Valparaiso as well as the short stories If You Go Into The Woods andTransfection. He has published two book specifically on the Indie publishing process called  Let’s Get Digital (1&2) and Let’s Get Visible. See his first-hand information these books here.

Joanna Penn is an author-entrepeneur who provides information and motivation for writers who want to learn how to best publish their books. She’s a New York Times and USA Today bestselling thriller author who spent 13 years as a business IT consultant in large corporates across the globe before becoming a full-time author-entrepreneur in September 2011. Explore her page for books, podcasts, and more, on the business of publishing and marketing your work.