Aug 03, 2015
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Brooke Warner: “It’s time for traditional publishing…to pull its head out of the sand.”

Trad Pubbed Authors Told They Can’t Provide Blurbs for POD Books, Are We Living in the Golden Age of Publishing + more in this week’s round-up.

Lake

Lake of Fire

Mark Sant

Rating:  star star star star star 

Horsemen

The Four Horsemen of the Investor'…

Robert J. Klosterman, CFP

Rating:  star star star star star 

Titanium

I Am Titanium

John Patrick Kennedy

Rating:  star star star star star 

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serial
Feature  |    |  July 29, 2015

4 Indie “Podcast Novels”
(Plus “Serial”)

Podcast novels—free, self-published audiobooks—are as old as the medium itself.


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SOUTH
IR Book Review  |  July 28, 2015

A prominent and spunky young protagonist grows up on a colorful southern farm in SOUTH OF EVERYTHING. by Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

Rating:  star star star star star 

SOUTH OF EVERYTHING follows the story of a precocious and thoughtful young girl as she grows up on her wealthy family’s plantation in west Tennessee during the 1940s.


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look alike
Tips  |    |  July 28, 2015

Book Cover Twinsies

This nifty info-graphic summarizes why so many book covers–both indie and trad–end up looking alike.


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Dreamland
IR Book Review  |  July 28, 2015

Historical Cameos, humor and suspense create comedic juxtapositions in THE DEVIL IN DREAMLAND by Ray M. Schultze

Rating:  star star star star star 

A spy thriller set in WWII-era Hollywood, full of intrigue and daring escapes.


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memorable
Tips  |    |  July 27, 2015

5 Tips for Crafting a Memorable Book Description

Jacket copy will never capture everything you want readers to know. Just accept the fact that a book description is supposed to be a teaser.


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Architecture
IR Book Review  |  July 28, 2015

Examine the benefits of a multidimensional universe in: THE ARCHITECTURE OF FREEDOM by Tim Cross

Rating:  star star star star star 

In what he calls his “personal journal” author/architect Tim Cross examines the universe from every possible angle, inside and out, and encourages others to do the same.


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indie voice
Indie Voice  |    |  July 24, 2015

“Ever After” Romance Brand Launches a Print Program for Indies

New Editing App, “Go Set a Watchman” Breaking Records (Alike But Indie for the title forthcoming) + more in this week’s roundup


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Guilty
IR Book Review  |  July 21, 2015

The ethics of technology use in criminal cases explored in GUILTY OR INNOCENT. by Ivan Bering

Rating:  star star star star star 

A detective with disciplinary issues must help solve two rape/murder cases while figuring out how the criminal justice’s new mind-reading system is being fooled.


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fatal
All About the Book  |    |  July 23, 2015

Lou Kilzer on his Book “Fatal Redemption”

All about the 2015 IRDA winner in the mystery category.


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Troupe
IR Book Review  |  July 17, 2015

Lively anecdotes about the obscure 1980s comedy troupe abound in: TALES OF THE TROUPE by Robert Dinsmoor

Rating:  star star star star star 

Comedy writer Rob Dinsmoor lovingly recounts his years as a member of Chucklehead, a dynamic troupe of twenty-somethings who briefly charmed New York’s comedy scene in the 1980s.


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Secrets
All About the Book  |    |  July 21, 2015

Lisa Quast on the “Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach: A Foolproof Guide to Getting the Job You Want. Every Time.”

2015 First place Non-Fiction IRDA Winning Author says, “This book is meant to be your go-to guide for conducting a successful job search, sharing the basics everyone should master.”


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Laguna
IR Book Review  |  July 17, 2015

Sun, surf and sizzle on and off camera in LAGUNA NIGHTS by Kaira Rouda

Rating:  star star star star star 

Former high school sweethearts and ex-reality TV stars are reunited in Laguna Beach, CA.
When Madison starred in the reality TV show “Laguna Nights” as a teenager, the whole world got to watch as her boyfriend Josh cheated on her.


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