About us can be a dry, corporate page but our story is a little different.

We call Indie Authors World our accidental business – it has grown and developed from Sinclair’s love of writing through to us helping writers like you to achieve your dreams of publishing. We didn’t start with a business plan – we evolved as you asked for our help and we are still evolving.

The spark for Sinclair to finish and publish his first book came from the desire to create something positive after a family trauma (you can read more in Calum’s Legacy). That first book (The Reluctant Detective) did so much for us as a family. It gave us a new focus, it gave us the challenge to learn about the book world and it gave us hope after a bleak time. We recognise that your reasons and hopes for your book are important – they are the fuel that takes you from wishing to publishing.

Kim is fuelled by new ideas and challenges, she is the eternal optimist and loves helping people.  So as she very proudly told everyone about Sinclair’s achievements others shared their dreams with her.  This is really why we first created Indie Authors Scotland and have now grown and developed into Indie Authors World – it was the desire to help people like you to get your book on sale.  To create practical and economical ways for you to do it in a supportive and friendly environment.

We know many writers feel disheartened by the publishing lottery of agents, deals and slush piles.  We know that self-publishing is a credible alternative today but have also heard the horror stories of people being ripped off by self-publishing companies.  Our ethics and values are really important to us – we want to help you to produce the best book possible in a way that suits you.

We have met so many wonderful people on this journey. Helped birth a broad variety of fabulous books. We are growing a community of like-minded people who want to help each other.  If this sounds like what you are looking for please get in touch and let’s make your book a reality.

With kindest wishes,

Sinclair and Kim

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Our Timeline

  • February 2019: We move into our first proper office
  • February 2018: Indie Authors Meetup moves to Waterstones in Glasgow.
  • April 2016: We become a partner member of the Alliance of Independent Authors.
  • December 2015: Calum Macleod Memorial Award is presented to KT Finegan.
  • January 2015: Indie Authors World is born and our new logo and website are launched.
  • October 2014: We are awarded funded as a result of our participation in 'Starter for 6'.
  • April 2014: Indie Authors Scotland is accepted for the Creative Enterprise Office's 'Starter for 6' programme.
  • July 2013: First online training course
  • June 2013: Indie Authors Scotland is officially created.
  • June 2012: First short training course on ebooks.
  • April 2012: The first meeting of the Glasgow Indie Authors Meetup group.
  • February 2012: Our first training course in Glasgow Central Hotel.
  • November 2011: A meeting with Paul Lee marks the first time we help another author.
  • September 2010 - Sinclair publishes his first book, The Reluctant Detective