I believe you, as a writer, not only have an opportunity to publish today but also an obligation. Your voice is important. Your story is necessary. Sure, you can write your story and publish it immediately on platforms like createspace, but to do so without spending the time and effort to make it professional not only makes your work seem trivial, it creates distractions for your readers. If they don't read your story, what's the point of adding more noise to an already noisy world?
This is why DeeBee Books is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association. I can't describe what we do better than the IBPA's own words, so here they are:
IBPA champions independent voices: well spoken, properly edited, cleanly formatted, intelligently distributed, and happily consumed. It doesn’t matter whether these voices bubble up from independent publishing houses per se, or directly from self-published authors. It doesn’t matter whether the goal is to get rich through a bestseller or to change the world though a personal manifesto. All content is publishable if someone cares enough to publish it. That said, professionalism matters. IBPA has to believe, as a community of professionals, that the production of content of lasting financial and/or cultural value is just as important as securing open markets for this content. We must understand and adhere to copyright law so we can ensure that authors and other creators are properly compensated. We must be honest and fair in our dealings with readers and not mislead them with false promises or manipulated reviews.
What's your story? What's your message that you feel passionate about? Share it with us, then share it with the world.