Keri Griffiths self-published her book Unforgivable because she liked the control she had over her writing. Learn more about how she reaches readers and the pros and cons of self-publishing.
1. Give me the “elevator pitch” for your book in five to ten sentences.
Unforgivable: “They may be our family, our friends, and we may love them deeply, but some things are unforgivable; some things will haunt your every step, some things will get you killed, and it’s Sarah Costello’s duty to make sure every sin is paid for in blood.”
2. Why did you become an indie writer?
Short answer? I’m a control freak. Indie publishing gives writers complete control over the look of their books and a say in distribution. This book is my baby, I’ve worked hard to get it to the readers. So to have final say is a real treat. That said, being an indie writer means that all the work, all the publicity and all the stuff I know very little about is on me. I have to figure it out. It’s both thrilling and challenging.
3. Have you been traditionally published? Why or why not?
I’ve published several articles, mostly on travel, on various websites and news outlets, but never for my novel. I’ve tried that route and it’s very difficult to break into, especially with your first novel. Indie publishing helps establish a following and prove yourself as a viable writer. I haven’t totally turned my back on traditional publishing but I’m really enjoying this journey.