Indie Publishing is Booming
It is a great time to be an indie author. Independent publishing is an ideal option for authors who desire creative control and understand how to market their work. Authors publishing with large traditional publishing companies increasingly reserve works for indie publishing. By retaining certain rights for yourself in publishing contract negotiations, you could enjoy more income by exercising these rights yourself. Media companies like Netflix, Hulu, Disney and Amazon look to indie and small press published works for fresh content. Additionally, book platforms such as Wattpad and Goodreads are a rich source for original film content, which make 2020 looks more promising for indie authors.
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Trends are Important
Genres trending in 2019 reflect the topics that have readers’ attention and I believe 2020 will be similar with the exception of coverage of the U.S. presidential race. Book marketing is the most critical aspect of publishing after creating quality content and effective marketing is data based. Whether guided by data or inspiration, trends do affect your book sales. Consequently, they should be part of your sales strategy.
2020 Genre Trends for Indie Publishing
2020 US presidential race; graphic novels and comics; fan fiction YA romance; memoirs; veganism; diets; political satire; unapologetic self-improvement; religion; social justice; influence marketing; self-made success; race; international crises; Latinx; dark fantasy; sci-fi; cyberpunk; steampunk; consciousness; mindfulness; gender identity, spiritualism; the women’s movement; medieval fiction.