Aya DeAniege wrote for years, first to please herself then writing stories for free—believing no one would ever pay to read her stuff—before pursuing indie publishing. She still writes mainly for personal pleasure, with topics ranging from romance, fantasy, science fiction, on to whatever takes her fancy in the future. World creation fascinates her, and when she finds one she likes, she dabbles endlessly.
What do your fans mean to you?
My readers mean a great deal to me. Some have been reading my stories since I was stumbling about, new to a keyboard and barely finishing the thoughts I started. Some are new, just now discovering me, and they all mean a lot. Without readers, I'd be nothing more than a crazy, overly emotional person in the corner talking to herself.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Free books seem to work quite well. The marketing for ebooks changes, sometimes month to month, so I do research on what's currently working rather than assuming that what worked before will work now.