A writer inspired by nature and human nature

Bette A. Stevens is an indie author and DYI-er (mostly) who has written and self-published four books—The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too!, Amazing Matilda, Pure Trash and Dog Bone Soup—since 2012. You can out more about the author and take a ‘Look Inside’ her books on YOUR AMAZON.

FBAS & Books INDIE 2rom the author

I’m an author whose first book was published in 1997 by Windswept House, a small regional press in Mt. Desert, Maine. When the company went out of business and the original rights to the first edition of The Tangram Zoo and Word Puzzles Too! were returned to this author, I decided to check out local publishing houses and self-publishing as well. In the process I discovered CreateSpace—a self-publishing affiliate of Amazon—and decided to give it a whirl. I had been an editor and desktop publisher for several years before embarking on a teaching career. Self-publishing doesn’t have to be a ‘go it alone’ experience. There are abundant resources available locally and online (excerpt and article link below) to help you get your own book(s) in print and on the way to readers.  ~ Bette A. Stevens

What exactly is an Indie author anyway?

“Indie authorship and self-publishing are not quite synonymous but an independent author will have self-published at least one book.”

Read more about Indie Authorship from New York Times + USA Today bestselling author Steena Holmes at http://www.steenaholmes.com/whats-an-indie-author/

 [Bette’s Blog]

Comments on: "It’s #IndieBooksBeSeen Day!" (14)

  1. Wonderful post.


  2. Thanks for some great info which is sorely needed since I am going to try to self-publish my short stories as singles on Kindle and my Collection of short fiction and non-fiction. needless to say, I am terrifyed as I may well destroy Amazon’s whole system. I’m passing thison eto another frined who is thinking of also becoming Indie, since as small press we really practicallyare anyway but don’t get to keep the profits.



    • Hi, Micki. So glad you found the info here helpful. I’m an Amazon fan, despite all of the static on the web. Personally, I use CreateSpace and publish my paperback versions first; from there, you can opt to have the paperback converted by KDP to create a kindle version. However, CreateSpace offers so many wonderful ‘how to’ posts, that I’m always learning something new. It is quite a journey. Costs are minimal as well. I’m sure looking forward to reading your next book. Happy writing! ❤


  3. Fab finding you here following your visit over to my author blog. Such a lovely place to find myself. Wishing you a fab weekend and much success now and in the future. 🙂


  4. Thanks for your wonderful books and support of all of us Indie authors, Bette!


    • You are awesome, my friend. And your ‘Little Miss History’ series is one of the best; I love the illustrations and combined with the perfect text, it’s sure to get our kids interested in learning more about America’s history. Thanks so much for your continued support and encouragement. Go Indies! ❤


  5. Super post, Bette. You represent the Indies well.


    • Thank you, John, for your awesome support and encouragement. I’ve had the and privilege of meeting so many wonderful writers along my journey and happy to name you among them. Blessings! 🙂

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  6. How wonderful is that Bette??!!!


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