Writing in the indie world is an uphill climb. Many excellent writers, glorious storytellers with magical mysteries flowing onto pages, are never seen. Manuscripts being sent for review with high hopes, only to be responded to with rejection after rejection. Dashing hopes, and sometimes silencing dreams for good, these struggles plague many authors.
There is much argument surrounding those who choose the indie route, claims that they are not real writers or vanity published. The argument goes further to contend that writing is not a real career, except in the rarest of cases. Writing in all forms and more specifically the novelist can indeed, not only a career but a rich and fulfilling one. Overcoming the stigma of the indie author, and with it offering a view into the real world of the indie artist offers the best way to persuade authors to trust in themselves and not give up. There are those that contend, self-publishing will end the paper book, blaming the indie author. While others tout the benefits of the e-reader and the expanded readership and choices.