Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA) – An Update


Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA) – A Supportive Community of Writers on a Self Publishing Adventure

Q:  I want to write/am writing/have written a book.  What do I do now?

A:  Join the CIA!

Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA) is an exciting new Writing Group and you could be part of it!  In fact we want you to be part of it.

  • If you want to shape the Cardiff Indie Authors Writing Group  the time to get involved is now!
  • If you want to meet with other like-minded writers who want to create a  dynamic writers community here in Cardiff the time to get involved is now!
  • If you want to learn about self publishing in a supportive environment that wants everyone to succeed the time to get involved is now!

Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA)

We are very excited to inform you that the date and details of the first meeting will be announced VERY SOON!  We have secured a fantastic venue and we are thrilled to have their support.  We know that Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA) are going to be made very welcome and we feel we have found a great home for us!

In the meantime you might want to check out a book that I read and which inspired me to get involved in the world of self publishing.

David Gaughran’s book gives practical, hands-on advice on all aspects of the self publishing process.  Editing, cover design, formatting, pricing, marketing strategies, platform building, blogging, social networking and more,  it is all here.

But more than that, David Gaughran makes a very compelling case for choosing self publication over the more traditional publication routes.  What a relief for the author.  No more banging on closed doors, no more waiting for the dreaded rejection letters, no more putting our fate in the hands of others.


Gaughran says, “This book won’t just tell you how to self-publish; it will tell you why to self-publish.”  He goes on to give an overview of how, “the internet has revolutionised every single business it has come into contact with, and publishing is no different.”

It is a breath of fresh air!  I loved it, it inspired me and if you are interested in self publishing your own book I think it will inspire you too.

Publishing our books can literally now be,  “In our Own Hands!” 

But we don’t have to do it alone.  When I read David Gaughran’s book I was inspired, but I was also overwhelmed.

Lori Lesko said,

“The good news about self publishing is you get to do everything yourself.  The bad news about self publishing is you get to do everything yourself..”

and that is daunting!

And that is really why Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA) has been born.  Yes we can do it ourselves, yes we can go it alone, but how much more pleasurable to do it in company, to share the path with others who are on the same journey.

We look forward to sharing the journey with you!

Cardiff Indie Authors (CIA)

Contact us with any questions, comments, suggestions at:


twitter:   @CIndieAuthors

to help us to shape our first meeting.

The details and date of our first meeting will be announced VERY SOON!