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Amy Edelman

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Opinion  |  

Equal But Different

Self published books should be separated from those of traditionally pubbed; not because they’re less than, but to make it easier for book-lovers to find what’s quirky and different and ahead of the trad pubbed curve.

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The Arrangement 13 (The Ferro Family)

Volume 13 in the New York Times Bestselling “Arrangement” Serials

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Best Wishes!  |  

Happy Thankgiving!

From Amy and all the IndieReader Staff

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Debate  |  

Indie Authors & Paid Reviews

Orna Ross from ALLi Joins the Debate

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IR Book Review  |  

Unmentionables

By David Greene

Rating: ★★★★½ 

UNMENTIONABLES is a story concerning the interaction of slavery, family, love and war, when two Southern families, and the slaves they own, but do not fully control, find themselves forced to confront traumatic change in the face of the Civil War.

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IR Book Review  |  

Cliff of the Ruin

By Bonnie McKernan

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Mae Kendrick, born in Ireland, has lived with her aunt and uncle in New York since her infancy, and has grown into an accomplished painter and a lovely woman. Her relatives are concerned, however, by her lack of potential husbands after a failed engagement.

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IR Book Review  |  

Truth City

By Nick Sapien

Rating: ★★★★½ 

Truth City is a perfect world where the all-knowing Truth Machine keeps society safe and honest.

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IR Book Review  |  

Dead to Me

By Bradford Brillowski

Rating: ★★½☆☆ 

Dead to Me follows the psychological world of Patrick, a young adult just setting out on his own, who is occasionally prone to cosmic visions.

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IR Book Review  |  

The Colony

By Blaine Readler

Rating: ★★★½☆ 

Blaine C. Readler’s science fiction novel, The Colony, creates a terrifying antagonist in picturesque rural Wisconsin.

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IR Book Review  |  

Another Man’s Treasure

By S.W. Hubbard

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Thirty-three year old Audrey Nealon runs Another Man’s Treasure, a rather unique business that handles estate sales.

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In Lieu of a Sappy Email  |  

With a Little “Faith”

I like to think of myself as a hard-ass (despite the fact that I cry every time I watch “Elf”…that scene where they’re all singing in the Park just kills me).

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Did Self-Pubbed Authors Invent “New Adult” Fiction?

While the mainstream media’s current mode of thinking is that self-pubbed authors are nothing more than trad pubbed wanna-be’s, unable to create something original, the evidence—at least in the case of the throbbingly hot New Adult fiction category—seems to point to a much different scenario.