Jul 31, 2015
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4 Indie “Podcast Novels”
(Plus “Serial”)

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

Titanium

I Am Titanium

John Patrick Kennedy

Rating:  star star star star star 

SOUTH

South of Everything

Audrey Taylor Gonzalez

Rating:  star star star star star 

Dreamland

The Devil in Dreamland

Ray M. Schultze

Rating:  star star star star star 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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War a crime_vivo copy
IR Book Review  |  July 14, 2015

War: A Crime Against Humanity by Roberto Vivo

Rating:  star star star star star 

The author argues that war should be treated as a crime rather than an unfortunate necessity, and dealt with by an international criminal court.


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the preference
IR Interview  |    |  July 20, 2015

Michele Scott on Being Kicked to the Curb by Penguin + Finding Indie

She dreamed of being a writer since the age of nine and is the bestselling author of more than three dozen books–women’s fiction, paranormal novels, mysteries, and thrillers.


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Alien
IR Book Review  |  July 14, 2015

Out of this world adventure and romance in: ALIEN CONTACT FOR KID SISTERS. by Edward Hoornaert

Rating:  star star star star star 

ALIEN CONTACT FOR KID SISTERS is a thrilling science-fiction adventure in the grand tradition of Star Wars, involving an unexpected hero; a bickering, molten-hot romance; and plenty of action.


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