Novelist, poet, and director of the Alliance of Independent Authors Orna Ross joins us on the podcast this week to discuss taking a global approach to your indie publishing business. Orna talks about what business decisions authors should consider and how to get into the right mindset before going global, and she gives us some great advice for new and veteran authors alike.
- Orna tells us about her publishing journey, how she fell in love with going indie, and which of her original predictions about indie publishing have come into fruition
- As an author in the UK, Orna tells us what differences she has encountered when marketing in the UK versus North America, and how the conversation surrounding indie publishing should work to become more global
- Orna discusses diversity in the publishing industry, why she thinks indie publishing has a chance to offer more diverse voices, and what needs to be done in order to make sure indie authors from all walks of life are given a chance to succeed
- She explains how authors should prepare for moving their publishing business global, including getting into the right mindset, learning from readers around the world, and figuring out what distribution method will help you get your books in front of as many readers as possible
- Orna talks about why she thinks the pandemic has forever changed the publishing industry and how it has impacted indie authors from both a business and creative standpoint
- She gives us some excellent advice for authors who are just starting out (keep writing!), as well as advice for authors who are more established including tips for and different methods of publishing translations of your work
Orna Ross is a novelist and poet and Director of the Alliance of Independent Authors