Sundari Venkatraman, author of best-seller Simha International
“My journey with Amazon began in February 2014. I used to blog my novels as series when my stories got rejected by umpteen publishers. That’s when my friend, mentor and marketer suggested that I should try my hand at self-publishing on Amazon. I opened the KDP page hesitantly, worried that the process might be too complicated. I ran through the instructions, had a cover made, formatted my word document and uploaded both on Amazon. Lo and Behold! My first book, The Malhotra Bride, was published on February 11, 2014. I received Rs. 400 in my account on April 3, 2014 for my efforts. While the amount might seem small, I couldn’t contain my excitement as it was an income I had made out of my favourite profession—churning out stories.
Today, I am an indie author with 16 titles to my name—13 romance novels; 2 short story collections and 1 box set consisting of three novels; all thanks to Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing. After three years and so many books later, my income has increased 200-fold. My life is transformed, totally.
I am my own boss, working from home at my time, my pace. Amazon has truly made me a proud indie author. ”