May 29, 2016
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John Branning on “Selfie-Facing: Analog Musings in a Digital World”

A collection of humorous essays on a variety of topics – marriage, home repairs, cat ownership, foibles of the English language, snowbanks and driveways – and how all of it flummoxes me.

MAYNWARINGS

The Maynwarings

Digger Cartwright

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SWITCH 4

Switch

Geoff Visgilio

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Scout's Honor

Dori Ann Dupre

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First Editions  |    |  May 26, 2016

Self-Pubbed Titles Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Grab ’em while they’re still indie…


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HAULING
IR Book Review  |  May 23, 2016

Pushing through small town bonds in: HAULING THROUGH by Peter Bridgford

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A college graduate becomes part of a tight-knit lobstering community in Maine where a mysterious satellite lurks overhead, in this mysterious slice-of-life story.


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Alike But Indie  |    |  May 18, 2016

If You Liked “All the Light We Can Not See”, You’ll LOVE…

Choosing an indie book is hard. We’re here to help.


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IR Book Review  |  May 23, 2016

An afterlife-weary vampire is stalked in: THE VAMPIRE OF SHANGRI-LA by Troy Bond

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With the mysterious vampire slayer tracking him down, one vampire must choose between doing what’s right and what’s right for himself.


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lena
News  |    |  May 17, 2016

Lena Dunham just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a brand new (self-pubbed) book

The chapbook “Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?” will benefit young women writers.


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DADDY
IR Book Review  |  May 23, 2016

A suspect narrator recounts the story of a missing girl in: DADDY DEAREST by Paul Southern

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When a five-year-old girl steps into an elevator and disappears without a trace, her father must piece together the mystery of her whereabouts before it’s too late.


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IR Interview  |    |  May 16, 2016

How a Kickstarted Novel Inspired a Publishing Career

We’ve interviewed dozens of writers who started out indie only to sign with a traditional publisher. But this is the story of an author who, after slogging through the work required to create his own book, decided that it might be interesting to start a publishing company of his own.


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ALIBI
IR Book Review  |  May 20, 2016

Jealousy and betrayal meet in: BLUE ALIBI by Markeith L. Porter, Irma C. Porter

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When a police officer is shot and killed in the line of duty, the entire town of Princeton, South Carolina, weeps as one – but the townspeople appear to grieve more than his closest friends .


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monsterland
All About the Book  |    |  May 12, 2016

Michael Phillip Cash Discusses His Inspiration for “Monsterland”

A misguided teen must save his date in a theme park, whose main attractions – real werewolves, vampires and zombies – descend the place into chaos.


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COLOR
IR Book Review  |  May 18, 2016

Summer camp fun juxtaposed with lessons about race in: COLOR WAR by Bruce McCandless

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A teenager in an idyllic summer camp in the 1970s American South must suddenly face some harsh realities about race in America and about life.


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What Else But Indie?  |    |  May 11, 2016

10 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

Despite thousands of bestsellers, numerous titles that have picked up prestigious lit awards and the many works grabbed up at great cost by traditional publishers, self-publishing still–in the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield–can’t get no respect.


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FORGET
IR Book Review  |  May 16, 2016

An unforgettable story about two inspiring trauma victims in:MAKE ME FORGET by Patricia Strefling

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MAKE ME FORGET is the inspirational story of two trauma survivors whose individual experiences and shared journeys toward recovery show that time, truly heals all wounds.


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