Indie Authors Act of Kindness Nominations

JOIN our first seven day kindness challenge where we will carry out a different act of kindness every day for the week beginning on the International Day of Happiness Monday 20th March ending on Sunday 27th March 2017.  

OUR BIG ACT OF KINDNESS for the week is giving you the opportunity to nominate someone to win an Indie Author World publishing deal worth up to £2500 to one lucky writer. 

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Are you a writer and ready to publish your book?  Do you want to produce a top quality professional book but don’t know where to start?

You have come to the right place. We know just what it takes to publish great books. If your book is fiction, non-fiction, for children, business or personal development or anything else we can help you.

Self publishing can be confusing. You have to make a lot of decisions about your book and it can feel like a lonely place to be in. You don’t want to get it wrong or waste money.

We can take the headache out of self publishing by producing your book for you or we can teach you all the tools and techniques you need to do it by yourself.  We will support and encourage you whatever you choose.

We GUARANTEE you will always keep 100% of your royalties.

Our authors become friends and that’s what we want you to become – part of our supportive and encouraging Indie Authors community.

If you are passionate about producing great quality books that’s only the beginning.  You want your book to be a success.  We believe that working collaboratively to market and sell your books helps you to reach more readers.

Self publishing – it’s a new world and it’s open to you.

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Are wondering whether self publishing is for you?  We love being Indie Authors and know self publishing creates great opportunities but it needs your commitment and investment. Take a look at our blog and community resources to learn more.

Sign up to our mailing list for help and encouragement.  Join our Facebook community or if you are lucky to live near Glasgow come and meet us at our monthly meetup and find out more.

Or book a FREE skype chat with Kim to find out more.


Congratulations on publishing your book. Is it selling as well as you hoped? Are you  feeling stuck with low sales and not sure where to start or how? Join our Facebook community and sign up to our mailing list for ideas and encouragement.

If you are frustrated with Facebook, short of reviews and needing a boost for your blog then look out for our new Boost Your Book Sales coaching programme launching very soon it is just the thing for you.

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Sinclair Macleod
Author, IAW Director

Sinclair Macleod is the Amazon Top Ten-selling author of seven self-published crime novels. He has sold over 120,000 books in eight countries around the world.
Sinclair is our Techie Guru, he has a host of technical experience in IT, Web Design and all aspects of publishing. He shares his knowledge in our Bookcamp courses and puts it to great use producing top of the range books for you too. He is always pushing the technology to the limits to achieve better results and is the one to ask for all your technical publishing questions.


Kim Macleod
Author, IAW Director

Kim Macleod is also an Indie author of  best selling book  ‘From Heartbreak To Happiness’, which tells a very personal and uplifting story of coping with adversity.

We always say that Sinclair is technical while Kim is mental!  She blends her NLP, happiness and positive psychology expertise with self publishing know how to provide a great balance to our training. Kim brings her enthusiasm and positivity to Indie Authors World to help you to achieve great results, keep you motivated and encouraged. She takes the lead on training, coaching, marketing and generating ideas. (which usually means more work for Sinclair!)

Our goal is simple.

We aim to help you to self publish the best book possible using the skills we teach or accessing the services we provide. We offer continuous support and encouragement to keep you positive and focused both during and after the publishing process.


We believe in professional self-publishing. We help you to produce a book that sits well beside those from traditional publishers.


We guarantee that you will keep 100% of your royalties. You only pay us for the work we do.


We will support and encourage you every step of the way, from formatting through to marketing.


We build friendships between our authors and ourselves, and create a network of authors willing to help each other.

Our Bookcamp training course is a unique introduction into the world of self-publishing. The course focuses on both the technical and mental challenges of producing and selling you own book. Over six modules you will learn everything that you need to know about producing an ebook, using print-on-demand and how to produce a cover that will start to tell the story of your book. We will also get you to think about who the book is for, how do you reach them and market to them, as well as planning your book launch. At every step of the way you will be supported by us and your fellow indie authors in our Facebook group.

To learn more about this fantastic programme go to the Bookcamp page.

What our authors say

  • David Magowan

    Indie Authors Scotland have been a constant source of support both technically as well as motivationally for me as a self published author. I would say it is the first and only place to go if you are considering becoming an independent writer.

    David Magowan
  • Graeme Gibson

    Indie Authors Scotland is/are wonderful. I have had nothing less than great encouragement from them and lots of practical advice. I can’t really praise them enough. The monthly meetings are an excellent way of talking out problems with other writers in the group and I always come away with a positive attitude. Great!


    Graeme Gibson
  • Paul Vincent Lee

    My name is Paul Lee. About two years ago, I found myself in a position where I had finally achieved a lifetime’s ambition, and written a novel. The only problem was, I didn’t know how to get “over the finishing line.”

    That is where Indie Authors Scotland came in. Sinclair and Kim helped me in all sorts of areas including the practical, technical side (e.g formatting, submitting an eBook etc.) but also in the “soft” areas like motivation, dealing with set-backs etc. I was also given invaluable advice on how to go about marketing the book, using Social Media, and also given a large number of practical contacts, that would help me succeed.

    Paul Vincent Lee
  • Sasha Allenby

    I worked with Kim and Sinclair on Write an Evolutionary Self-Help Book, the Definitive Guide for Spiritual Entrepreneurs. From the minute I connected with them I knew that I wanted to work with them. I have a very high standard of publishing! Having been previously published by a leading publishing company, I knew what I wanted for this book and I was very precise. Kim and Sinclair listened. They adapted in order to accommodate my needs. It was an awesome experience and I was very pleased with the book. It was a very technical venture, with lots of text boxes, logos and intricacies involved. I was delighted with the results and highly recommend them.

    Sasha Allenby
  • Stuart Reid

    I split from my publisher in July 2014. The help and support I received from Kim and Sinclair afterwards was absolutely amazing. They turned around my latest book from a text document to a fully published book, available for sale, within a matter of weeks. Great advice, from lovely people with tremendous experience and dedicated to helping indie authors. I’d recommend them in a heartbeat!

    Stuart Reid
  • Cassie Farren

    Working with Indie Authors World has helped to make publishing my book so much easier. Kim and Sinclair’s combined knowledge and expertise in turning my ‘word’ document into a manuscript that was ready to upload to Kindle and my print on demand company was priceless. I would recommend Indie Authors World as they make self publishing as stress free as possible.

    Cassie Farren

Publishing Services

eBook Formatting

We will prepare your book to the most recent ebook standards.

Internal design

Design the layout your book including images, lists and tables for both ebook and print.


We will find an illustrator who will bring your words to life.

Publishing advice

We will guide you through the complexities of the publishing world.

Cover Design

Covers designed for both eBooks and paperbacks.


Typeset the book for print to professional standards.


We will pair you with an editor who will help you fine tune your book to be the best it can be.

Legal advice

Protect your work and ensure you don’t have any legal problems with your work.

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