Faydra D. Fields is the creator of the Independent Author Index.
Some may find it interesting how the Independent Author Index came about.
It was actually inspired by another site.
In addition to being an independent author and publisher, Faydra is also a web designer/developer. Her company is Hyper-linx Website Enhancement Services. The tagline for Hyper-linx is “making good sites better.”
When she visited the Independent Author Network, she really liked the concept behind the site, and her web designer’s eye wanted to help make the site more aesthetically appealing and more interactive.
Before paying the fee to join, Faydra contacted the owner of the IAN and offered to totally redesign the site in exchange for a basic membership to IAN.
Even though she was willing to do about $1,500 worth of work in exchange for a membership, the owner of the Independent Author Network respectfully declined her offer, saying that he likes his site just the way it is.
Well, Faydra went ahead and paid the membership fee to join the IAN, and she also decided to create her own site, which is how the Independent Author Index was born.
It’s very important that people understand the following…
The Independent Author Index was not created to compete with the Independent Author Network.
The Independent Author Index is designed to offer independent authors another avenue of exposure. It is also designed to be engaging and interactive.
The creator of the Independent Author Network, William R. Potter, is based out of Canada, while the creator of the Independent Author Index, Faydra D. Fields, is based out of the United States.
Just by the nature of location alone, William and Faydra, although both independent authors themselves helping to promote the work of other independent authors, pretty much have separate followings in the social media sphere and even in the physical world.
Authors who are members of both sites get to take advantage of two avenues for exposure. It’s really a win-win for independent authors, who definitely can use all the exposure they can get since they’re usually responsible for their own marketing.
Welcome to the Independent Author Index. Enjoy your stay and come back often!