The 4th of July

As Indie Authors, the 4th of July should be our favorite holiday, even though we didn’t have to formally declare independence from traditional publishers; Amazon, and others, paved the way for us.

But it seems like America could be celebrating on the wrong day. I  had remembered hearing from some source that the Declaration of Independence actually hadn’t been signed on the 4th, but I hadn’t known until I read the article linked below that it wasn’t until July 9 that the finally colony (New York) signed the Declaration (the other 12 colonies had signed it on July 2nd). Maybe it’s because hearing ‘the 4th of July’ for so many years that ‘the 9th of July’ just doesn’t have the right ring to it.

In any event, Happy Independence Day to all Indie Authors!

http://www.history.com/news/9-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-declaration-of-independence

 

 

 

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