Authors are no longer confined to traditional publishing – the number of writers self-publishing seems to have exploded over the last few years. With access to so many forms of social media and the technology to format and market their own books, authors can have successful careers without ever being accepted by a traditional publishing house. This is also great for readers, as we have access to so many more wonderful authors.
Today’s installment focuses on the OG’s – authors with a lot of indie experience, publishing for more than 5 years or with 10+ titles.
Penny Reid – author of beloved series Knitting in the City and the Winston Brothers. Has expanded her reach with Smartypants Romance, her own publishing imprint.
Melanie Harlow – Small town romance in series such as Cloverleigh Farms and Bellamy Creek. Available in Kindle Unlimited.
Adrianna Locke – Small town, family series such as the Masons, Gibsons and Landrys. Available in Kindle Unlimited.
Devney Perry – Small town romances almost exclusively set in Montana. Some have suspense elements and the Clifton Forge series revolves around a defunct motorcycle club. Also writes under the pen name Willa Nash, whose books can be found in Kindle Unlimited.
Staci Hart – Romances with settings that range from a tattoo parlor in NYC to a bee farm in Texas. Currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.
Kandi Steiner – Angsty romance, with her most current being a new adult, football series. Available in Kindle Unlimited.
Kathryn Nolan – Romance author with surfer, boxer and billionaire heroes and heroines. Also has a romantic suspense series that centers around a detective agency that tracks down rare stolen books. Available in Kindle Unlimited.
Lauren Blakely – Super prolific romance author, releasing almost a title per month. Fun and quick reads with lots of sporty heroes.
Sarina Bowen – Widely known for her Brooklyn hockey and True North series. Has expanded into her own publishing imprint, Heart Eyes Press.
Do you read any indie authors? If so, any favorites?