Launch of ‘Interviews with Indie Authors’ by Claire & Tim Ridgway


With interviews from 34 of the hottest names in self-publishing, “Interviews with Indie Authors” contains a unique view into the world of the indie writer. Each bestselling author shares how they ensure their books are a hit, and what led them to indie publishing in the first place. You will also find out what they think the future of indie publishing will bring. Their first hand experience is invaluable for anyone planning to succeed with their own books.

That is a blurb from the website for Claire and Tim Ridgway’s new book, Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-Published Authors. When  Claire, perhaps best known as the creator of The Anne Boleyn Files, self-published her first book The Anne Boleyn Collection (which sold over 1 000 copies in 3 weeks!) in February 2012, I was honoured to be the second stop of her virtual book tour. Her second book, The Fall of Anne Boleyn: a Countdown is on my urgent to-be-read list. Both soon hit the bestseller lists and she quickly found her way to the top 100 Indie Authors list. 

With her husband Tim, they were inspired by Claire’s own self-publishing journey to create Interviews with Indie Authors: Top Tips from Successful Self-Published Authors. Thirty-four of the most successful self-published authors of all genres shared their stories with Claire and Tim, giving their thoughts on indie publishing and its future, and what brought them to self-publishing in the first place. They’re also having a competition to celebrate the launch, and 50% of royalties from the book are going to charity.

Because I know some you are indie authors or aspiring authors, as well as avid readers, I thought this might be of interest. Self-publishing might be in the future for me someday, and I can’t wait to sink my teeth in this book. Congratulations, Claire and Tim!


4 thoughts on “Launch of ‘Interviews with Indie Authors’ by Claire & Tim Ridgway

  1. As someone trying to get their head around finishing a book, it would be nice to see what the Indie group has to say. Part of me wants that big name to help out, to have a published book in my hands, but another part of me is considering the Indie route. I have to get there first, but experience tells. I’ll keep an eye out for this.

    • I’m with you there, Underdog. It would be wonderful to have someone want to publish my work, but I’d also like to be in complete control of where it ends up, its editing, cover, etc. It’ll be nice to see what successful indie authors have to say, but in my inexperienced opinion, I believe there are failure and success stories in both indie and traditional publishing. Right now, like you, I’m focusing more on finishing my novel. Once it’s finished (or as finished as it’ll ever be) I have a feeling I’ll be relying on Claire and Tim’s book for advice. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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