|‘Indie-Visible’ announced for independent writers|
|Monday, October 29, 2012|
People have been reading and writing since ideas were expressed as pictures on cave walls, and since that time the way people read has constantly changed and progressed. We’re now in a time when publishing is evolving yet again, quite quickly, and now there is a unique opportunity for writers and readers alike.
“Indie-Visible: Literary Justice for All” is a powerhouse collective of independent writers who promote and deliver quality books without a big publishing house. Indie-Visible keeps all aspects of the work that goes into the creation of a book (from cover design to editing to PR) within its growing family of freelancers, supporting a thriving community of entrepreneurs. They are reinventing publishing so that it works for writers and their readers. The founders of Indie-Visible take pages from the publishing industry and are continually evolving, with new approaches to putting quality literary material in the hands of readers every day.
“More than anything, Indie-Visible was created to put the power of publishing in the hands of authors, and to support and promote hard-working writers who have not made magic with the mainstream,” said founding member Tomi Wiley James. “The digital realm of e-publishing makes this all possible now in exciting ways.”
Wiley James, who started as a staff writer in the early days of The Wilson Post and edited and wrote the forward for Telling Tales, a collection of the popular columns by Angel Kane and Becky Andrews which launched in this newspaper, will publish a book of “experimental fiction” in 2013. The work expands on a short story previously published in Maypop Magazine and Milk & Ink: a Mosaic of Motherhood in 2010.
“Last of the Dogsitters is the story of a small Tennessee town that was flooded by the TVA in the 1940s,” she said, “and a family whose father refused to leave their land, the people he kept with him, and the extremes he went to in order to stop it from happening.” She added that the book will incorporate different storytelling methods, such as poetry, epistolary, linked short stories and sketches.
Indie-Visible’s publishing arm, Indivisible Ink, will launch with the publication of Chelsea Starling’s YA Fantasy Quickbane in December. Jordan Rosenfeld’s debut novel of suspense, The Nocturne, will follow in early 2013. Other authors slated to publish in 2013 include Eros-Alegra Clarke’s book of essays, fiction by Elizabeth Beechwood, Stephanie Naman, Frankie Rose and Christina Mercer. More non-fiction is forthcoming from Julia Park Tracey.
The Big Blog
Authors each contribute to a Big Blog, including My Big Mouth, My Big Imagination, My Big Oh, and My Big Life, penned by Wiley James.
“It’s about the huge turn my life has taken in the past year,” she said. “I went from being a happily single mother in our little cottage on Leeville Pike to marrying a fantastic man, moving to Knoxville and having boys ranging in age from 14 to 7 – plus a cat and a brand new puppy. It’s a big, loud, fun life, and I love writing about it and sharing it.”
The website, indie-visible.com, includes reader-participation contests and word games, like Haiku Kung Fu and the Serial Story (a collaboration between readers and the authors). To learn more visit indie-visible.com, find them on Facebook or follower them on Twitter, @IndieVisible4.