… and blow the drum!
As someone serious about publishing, I regularly read the trade press. When I heard The Bookseller was beginning a feature on the best indie author books, I felt the same kind of desperate passion I used to have for Stewart Copeland of The Police.
If only you’d choose me! I thought.
What better indication that independent authorship is being taken seriously than by the industry news flagship selecting titles they believe make the grade?
The only criteria were that I had to be an indie author and have published a book via Nook (Barnes & Noble) in the last quarter. Yes, and yes. Nothing more to do there so off I went to hunt mince pies and listen to Reggatta de Blanc.
On Friday morning, I spotted a Tweet from Mr Finger-on-the-Pulse Porter Anderson.
.@JJMarsh1’s “Cold Pressed” is one of @CaroSanderson’s #Indie #Author Preview Editor’s Choices. #FutureChat 4pGMT http://ow.ly/FpzdO
What? What! What the…*!#!?
This is what Caroline Sanderson had to say:
I’m confident that the titles selected here represent some of the best of those available. They are well edited, professionally presented and written with a flair equal to anything you might find on the list of a traditional publishing house.
So excuse me.
TOOT! Tootery-tootles and a banger-bang-bang-boom!
PS: Stewart – bet you’re sorry now, huh?