Aug 05, 2015
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KU’s New Payment Terms: An Author Does the Math

A formerly traditionally pubbed author finds that, even with Amazon’s new calculations, she can still make considerably more money via her Kindle pay-per-page deal sales than she did with a traditional publisher.

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City Times and Other Poems

Vihang A. Naik

Rating:  star star star star star 

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 

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IR Interview  |    |  August 3, 2015

Doug Richardson Talks Bad Boys, Die Hard + His Indie Books

His movie credits include Die Hard: Die Harder, Bad Boys, and Hostage. As a novelist, he’s penned five suspense thrillers, his most recent are The Safety Expert, Blood Money, and the recently published 99 Percent Kill.


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Titanium
IR Book Review  |  July 28, 2015

Two Teenagers Finding Truth In The Bleak Futuristic World Of: I AM TITANIUM by John Patrick Kennedy

Rating:  star star star star star 

Two teenagers who acquire astral bodies and superpowers find out that the human species is under attack from multiple directions, and must determine who to trust.


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Indie Voice  |    |  July 31, 2015

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.


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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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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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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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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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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  |    |  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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