Like most good ideas, Indie Platinum didn’t materialize overnight.
I began reviewing children’s books for a writer friend nearly ten years ago. A couple of years later, I decided to start my own review site, only I made picture books my focus. It’s called PICTURE BOOK DEPOT if you’d like to whisk over and take a peek.
As I continued to review for trade publishers across the US, my name “got out there,” if you know what I mean. Before I knew it, independent writers began asking me to review their self-published books. At first I said yes, but this became a problem. Many (not all!) were not ready for publication–or even for review. So I began to think of ways I could help them BEFORE their books went to press.
In the end, I settled on helping ALL indie writers who approach me by offering this service to judge their books by the same standards that I would judge a trade-published book.
And voila! Indie Platinum was born.