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For the last four issues we have helped you get your manuscript to be its best version. Now, it’s time to decide how you are going to release that manuscript into the world as your book. 

In this issue, we look at your distribution options—from all the boxes you need to check to upload to Amazon, to understanding the magical realm of libraries and how indie authors can access that fortified sanctuary. 

The Mindset column and Indie Annie both talk about writing demons—imposter syndrome and creative fatigue—and how to deal with them.

With parts of the world beginning to reopen, in-person conferences and events are starting again. Getting the most out of conferences takes some upfront planning and a deliberate mindset. We walk you through all you need to know to not only meet connections at these events but to make friendships too.

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Erika Everest

Over fifteen years in the corporate sector, managing international projects and teams, gives Erika Everest a strong foundation for managing the globally-dispersed editorial team working at Indie Author Magazine. She has co-curated eight anthologies in the past three years, and works with authors for proofreading, beta reading, editing, formatting, and newsletter set up and maintenance. With a PhD in Biostatistics and a postgraduate qualification in International Business Management, Erika values strategic and analytical thinking. She also values unicorns, tiaras, and happily ever afters. She has published three novels in a series of fairytale retellings, and likes to procrastinate by writing nonfiction books to help authors.

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