Risks? I was baffled, until I figured it out. To new authors, indie publishing is seen as risky because you do it all yourself. You’re betting on yourself. It’s lonely. You need courage and confidence.
Writers like the validation of traditional publishing. Then you can assume that your book’s in good hands. I understand. However, if you talk to authors who’ve been traditionally published, and opted to go indie, you may feel a lot better about your choice. Not more confident — that’s impossible until you publish a few titles — but better. Your confidence will grow. It’s normal to be nervous.
Here’s a truth for you: no one knows what will succeed. No one. So you might as well keep writing.
These tips will help.