While I’m preparing for my annual trip between houses I thought you might enjoy a brief trip through publishing. Today let’s consider independent publishing, or “indie.”
Independent publishing is far from new. According to Publisher’s Weekly independent publishing began in 2000 to 35000 B.C.E. with picture writing on papyrus and clay tablets. But let’s jump ahead to, say, now. In the twentieth century advances like the worldwide web, print-on-demand (printing one book at a time), and even blogs like this one, opened the doors to books that are directly published by authors.