“One cannot understand the astonishing power of community until forming part of one.”
Indipenit isn’t a person, it is a movement of people. It is a space created for and by readers and writers. It is a world of virtual bookstores generated and administered by the artists themselves. A community of writers seeking to empower independent authors around the world to publish, promote and sell their own work, whereby connecting the reader directly to the writer.
So who, you might ask, is Indipenit?
You are. Yes, you!
So your values are our values.
We are on a mission to:
- empower independent authors to publish and promote and sell their work directly to their readers while maintaining 85% of the royalties.
- connect authors and readers in order to build a sustainable community of word lovers.
- inspire emerging, established and struggling authors to launch or advance their career independently and successfully.
- lead you to success, and in doing so, become leaders in the world of independent publishing, sales and resources.
How did we get here?
Dear Ms. Cariker,
“Thank you for your submission to our editorial. We were overwhelmed by the quality of the entries this year, and had a difficult time narrowing down the group of finalists. While we appreciated the chance to read your work, unfortunately your piece was not selected as a finalist this year. We hope you will submit blah blah blah.”
After reading the hundredth or so rejection letter, I closed the computer and opened a bottle of wine. Yes, I was going to drink the entire bottle. Yes, I planned on sulking and no, I wasn’t going to do it alone. That is what friends are for.
I made the call, he brought reinforcements – cheese, more wine and the like – and consoled me in my stupor with pep-talks of, “This is part of the process” and “Why don’t you self-publish.” To which, of course, I responded, “Self-published authors are floundering for an outlet to even sell their blood sweat and tears!”
We looked at each other.
Our glassy eyes widened and, without exchange of words, I bought the domain.
That was my light-bulb moment. I would build a community that would empower authors to sell their words directly to their readers. And with your help, we will do so,
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There is something you should know.
Shh. Are you sitting down?
Good, because I want to tell you something important.
You are our why.
Because without you, there is no we. We are writers. We are readers and, if we are to put brick and mortar into forging this community, we must do so together. Completely
Are you in?