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There are indie musicians, indie bands, indie films, indie artists of various stripes and backgrounds, but until recent years, being an indie author carried a stigma that none of the other creative fields ever had. Indeed, to be an indie filmmaker has been a badge of honour. It has cred. It means you haven’t ‘sold out.’ Indie authors, on the other hand, are viewed with suspicion, and even derision. A book must not be any good if the author can’t find a ‘legitimate’ publisher. Everyone knows that publishers are the mavens of good taste, the vetters of fine literature, the filtre-outers of trash.