About Us

It’s funny how life can work out.  We call Indie Authors World our accidental business – it has grown and developed from Sinclair’s love of writing through to us helping writers like you to achieve your dreams of publishing.  We didn’t start with a business plan – we evolved as you asked for our help and we are still evolving.

The spark for Sinclair to finish and publish his first book came from the desire to create something positive after a family trauma (you can read more in our blog The Story Behind Bookcamp).   That first book (The Reluctant Detective) did so much for us as a family. It gave us a new focus, it gave us a challenge to learn about the book world and it gave us hope after a bleak time.  We recognise that your reasons and hopes for  your book are important – they are the fuel that take you from wishing to publishing.

Kim is fuelled by new ideas and challenges, she is the eternal optimist and loves helping people.  So as she very proudly told everyone about Sinclair’s achievements others shared their dreams with her.  This is really why we  first created Indie Authors Scotland and have now grown and developed into Indie Authors World – it was the desire to help people like you to get your book on sale.  To create practical and economical ways for you to do it in a supportive and friendly environment.

We know many writers feel dis-heartened by the publishing lottery  of agents, deals and slush piles.  We know that self-publishing is a credible alternative today but have also heard the horror stories of people being ripped off by self-publishing companies.  Our  ethics and values are really important to us – we want to help you to produce the best book possible in a way that suits you.

We have met so many wonderful people on this journey. Helped birth a broad variety of fabulous books. We are growing a community of like minded people who want to help each other.  If this sounds like what you are looking for please get in touch and let’s make your book a reality.

with kindest wishes,

Sinclair and Kim

 



Sinclair Publishes First Book

September 11, 2010

Sinclair Publishes First Book

The Reluctant Detective is published as an eBook.


First time helping another author

November 15, 2011

A meeting with Paul Lee begins the process of helping other authors.


First training course

February 25, 2012

Our first course is an intensive day In the Central Hotel in Glasgow. The seed of what was to become Bookcamp.


First Indie Authors Glasgow Meetup

April 21, 2012

The first of our monthly meetings to support and encourage other authors.


First short training course

June 11, 2012

The first of a series of evening classes begins with Producing Your Own Ebook.


Indie Authors Scotland is born

June 19, 2013

Indie Authors Scotland (now World) is created.


First Bookcamp training begins

July 2, 2013

Our first online course begins. The ‘Bookcamp’ is an instant hit with authors.


Indie Authors Scotland accepted for Starter for 6

February 11, 2014

We are delighted to be accepted for the Creative Enterprise Office’s ‘Starter for 6’ business development programme.


Indie Authors Scotland is awarded funding

October 9, 2014

We successfully pitch for money at the end of the ‘Starter For 6’ programme to help us develop the business and help more authors to self publish.


Indie Authors World is born

January 28, 2015

Indie Authors Scotland becomes Indie Authors World and our new website is launched.