As an indie author, I am so thankful that I am able to market my books however I see fit. They aren't segregated in the African-American ghetto in the brick and mortar bookstores. As a result, I'd venture to say that the majority of my readers are not African-American. One thing I really appreciate about readers of indie books is they read what they want to read. It doesn't seem to matter what the race of the author is or the race of the characters in a story. They're just looking for a good read at a good price.
Here's the message:
I bought Hot Fun for Kindle because it has a good review and was cheap! When I started reading it, I realized that it was about black characters and I thought I wouldn't be able to get into it or enjoy it at all. I was SO wrong!
I am a very white, Mid-Western, woman. I live in an all-white town, never have had a relationship with any black people and graduated from an all-white school in Iowa and both my colleges were 99% white. You can see why I felt out of my comfort zone. There were a lot of things in the first book that I had to just figure out from context, but that wasn't a distraction and it never hurt the flow of the story. As soon as I finished the book, I immediately bought Hollywood Swinging and have just finished it. Loved the second book, too and hope you continue those character's stories in another book." - reader Vicki M.
Thanks for your honesty and your support, Vicki. I love being an indie author!