Writing can be a lonely business. Often times the writer is stuck at a desk for hours on end with little or no connection to the outside world. Then there are times when a writer wants to reach out to his or her peers, others walking the same road as themselves.
To help with all this, there is The Independent Author Network.
This network is a collective of like-minded writers who have come together not only to share similar interests, but to focus on and help one another market their wares. Writers are somewhat expected to be active not only on the site itself, but to promote the site as well as their own works and those of others through online social networks, aka Twitter, Facebook, etc. Basically, you get out of this site as much as you put in.
But what can the site do for you, the writer? It should be obvious that if the members of this site are active, then everyone is promoting everyone else to some extent or another. And that can be a good thing. Also, the site has a Featured Author page, which helps with promotions.
The Independent Author Network also offers connections to The Avid Reader's Cafe and Reader's Choice Books, two sites which help to promote independent authors.
There is an initial, one-time cost to join The Independent Author Network. The price is $24.95, but keep in mind this cost is only once. And as a writer, you could benefit from joining this site, meeting and greeting your peers, and helping yourself by helping others.