If you’ve been following me on my Instagram page, you know I’ve been talking about a special project I was going to start soon with the help of some authors. Well, the time has come to make it public. Ladies and Gentlemen drum roll I’m so excited to present to you: The Indie Read-along project!! WHOO!! does happy dance. Eep! Ok, ok, but what in the world is The Indie Read-along? First I have to tell you a little story *clears throat and puts glasses on*
Before I started my bookstagram account, yes, I was an avid reader, but I was missing on a lot of things. One of those things was the term ”Indie Author”. If you are part of the bookish community that term is something you are very familiar with, it is the title used for authors that publish their books on their own, that is, they do all the work a publishing house or agency would do for them. Imagine having to write, edit, publish, and advertise your books all on your own!!! These people are genuine superheroes! But going the indie route always has some difficulties. The majority of books you find in bookstores and libraries are books that require being published the traditional way. So, how do these indie authors sell their books? Because, publishing a book is not cheap, you know. These amazing humans start building a platform for their books through social media and other bookish communities. You may be thinking, well okay, so they sell their books and make money that way…why are you even doing this? Because it’s not as easy as it looks. The profit these authors make is often a fraction of what they have invested in publishing their books. Indie authors are people that are aware that they won’t make money writing stories and books for others, but they love doing it so much that they rather write them than work on other things that would allow them to make more money. Wow. That’s loving what you do.
That’s when I decided I wanted to help. Help spread the word about these fantastic books and novels. It is a shame that indie authors books are not so popular or accessible to the general audience because of the method they chose for publishing.
That’s how The Indie Read-along comes to live.
Once every month/month and a half, I’ll be hosting, along with an indie author, a read-along of their book through my Instagram account! We will make an *ahem* *elite* chat group where we will exchange and fangirl our thoughts and opinions about the book! There will also be a picture competition and a prize for a lucky participant! Whoo!!!. But that’s not all!! I will be doing a LIVE INSTAGRAM transmission were I’ll be interviewing the month’s author along with you guys!!! Isn’t it great!!?!? PLUS, all of you guys can ask all the questions you want!!!
When are you going to get another chance like this anytime soon to talk with a published author!!?!?
Well, I could go on and on, but I think that’s enough for now. If you are interested in participating in The Indie Read-along or just want to know a little more about this project, shoot me a message here or dm (direct message) me @rubies_christianbookreviews !
Hope to hear from you soon!
Much love and blessings,
”So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31