When you buy direct you are supporting a small business owned by the independent authors publishing through Wheelhouse Publishers. This provides us true independence as book creators, and a more sustainable model in a rapidly changing industry. Book publishing is a low margin business, so your direct purchases enable us to more easily pay the bills. This allows us to focus more on writing stories you like to read.

Please consider clicking the “Buy Now” buttons to buy direct from us. Payments are 100% securely processed through Paddle. And your eBooks and audiobooks are easily delivered by BookFunnel for reading with the FREE BookFunnel App on Kindle, iOS, or Android devices.

At Wheelhouse Publishers, we are proud to be part of the Self-Publishing 3.0 campaign from the Alliance of Independent Authors.

 

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The History of Self-Publishing 3.0

Self-Publishing 1.0 began in the 1990s with desktop publishing and print-on-demand technology.

Self-Publishing 2.0 kicked off with the Kindle in 2008, and quickly saw the rise of digital publishing, reading and listening to e-books and audiobooks, together with online bookstores and book distribution.

Self-publishing 3.0 sees authors emerging with independent publishing businesses, owning and trading in their own intellectual property on a non-exclusive basis.

This era is powered by four drivers for authors: direct sales, wide publishing, selective rights licensing, and author collaboration.

Author Empowerment and Independence

True independence for authors is both creative and commercial and very possible today.

Being an “indie” author means owning a successful writing and publishing business that is not dependent on any single outlet–be that exclusively signing all rights to one trade publisher, or exclusively self-publishing with one platform or service.

Instead, authors rely on independent enterprise, empowered negotiation, informed decisions, and author collaboration.

This puts the author’s own transactional website at the heart of a safe, sustainable, and scalable global digital business that self-publishes wide and selectively licenses rights.