Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Using "Indie" to refer to self-publishing is at least a few years old (IndieReader launched in 2009), but here's the thing that has some people around the Internet confused at least and rankled at worst:
Independent publishers outside of the Big Six, like Soho and Algonquin, have been known as "Indie" publishers for a long time. The authors who are (traditionally) published by them wear their Indie cred with pride.
So does "Indie Publishing" refer to self-publishing or traditionally publishing with a small press? Who gets the Indie banner?
And don't say both, because that would make my head explode.