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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

All the World’s a Book Fair (or Writer’s Conference) Calendar

September

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Indie Voice  |  

How To Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed as an Indie Author

3 Ways Indie Publishers Sell Books, Getting Global Reach for your Self-published Books, 4 Steps to Build a Strong Author Platform + more in this week’s round-up

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Webcomics  |  

6 Digital-Native Indie Comics You Can Read on Your Phone

Check out this handful of funny, smart and innovative indie comics, available via social media, to see what the medium is all about.

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Indie Voice  |  

If You Just Keep Writing, Will You Get Better?

It’s all about that audience, How Indie Authors Should Price a Book for Optimal Success, What Is Book Marketing Anyway? + more in this week’s round-up

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Indie Voice  |  

Everything You Wanted to Know about Book Sales (But Were Afraid to Ask)

A Few Words With Jon Fine, Brand Your Books To Sell + more in this week’s round-up.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

9 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

Handcrafted. Crowd funded. Small-batch. Self-published.

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Indie Voice  |  

Legendary Author Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because “Big Publishers Suck”

All About ISBN’s (and why you need one!), Marketing Tips from Industry Experts, What Makes a Bestseller + more in this week’s round-up

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Urban Fiction  |  

Self-Publishing Helps Give Voice to #Diverse Authors with Urban Lit

It’s an established fact that traditional publishing is a mostly white man’s world. Self publishing–free from the inherent gatekeeping of agents and publishers–gives otherwise marginalized voices the opportunity to be heard, and read.

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News  |  

Indie Authors to See their Books on B&N Shelves?

Authors will also be required to be “eligible Nook Press authors,” meaning their titles must be available as ebooks on BN.com and not included in Amazon’s KDP Select category.

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Indie Voice  |  

EU referendum: keep calm and expect change

E-book Sales Decline, Kindle Instant Book Previews, Timberland libraries now offer access to self-published books + more in this week’s round-up

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Nest”, You’ll LOVE…

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

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News  |  

Self-Pubbed Titles (and Originally Self-Pubbed Authors) Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Which begs the question: If self-pubbed books and authors are so bad, why do traditional publishers keep signing them?

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IR Interview  |  

Terah Edun Talk to IR About Writing Strong Female Protagonists, Being Brave + Living in South Sudan

Author of eleven YA Fantasy titles and a New York Times + USA Today bestseller

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Indie Voice  |  

Copyright: What Every Author Needs to Know

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Advocate for Themselves, Indie Author’s Book Coming to a Screen Near You + more in this week’s round-up

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2016 IndieReader Discovery Award Winners  |  

Meet Your 2016 IRDA Winners and Download Their Books Free–Today Only!

Downloads of the winner’s books are available today through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, along with author interviews, book samples, trailers and more at indiereader.com/irda2016.

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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

All the World’s a Book Fair (or Writer’s Conference) Calendar

July + August

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Indie Voice  |  

“So why does everyone seem to think the e-book is dead? …because the authors whose ebooks are flourishing are self-published.”

Booktrope Closing Leaves Authors Hanging, Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Pubbing, 8 things booksellers want self-pubbed authors to know + more in this week’s round-up

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Fabulous Crowdfunded Indies (at least 2 of which would make great Dad’s Day gifts)

This month we’ve got a new haul of favorite crowdfunded titles, featuring a tadpole, a rescue dog. a prolific cartoonist and more.

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Indie Voice  |  

The May 2016 Author Earnings Report: “…it may be our most shocking.”

Book Promo Advice, Facebook Advertising Tips + more in this week’s round-up.

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If You Liked “Me Before You”, You’ll LOVE….

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

This book cover image released by Gallery Books shows "Diary of An Oxygen Thief," a 147-page fictionalized memoir first published in 2006 by a writer known as Anonymous. This year, the book reached the top 20 on both Amazon.com and iTunes, enough to interest literary agent Byrd Leavell and eventually a publisher that plans to release an e-edition this week and a paper version in mid-June 2016. (Gallery Books via AP)
First Editions  |  

Self-Pubbed Titles Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Grab ’em while they’re still indie…

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Indie Voice  |  

The future of publishing is in the hands of indie writers.

An anonymous congressman just (self) pubbed a shocking book, Should You Publish Your First Draft? 3 Things To Know When Self-Pubbing a Book + more in this week’s round-up

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Alike But Indie  |  

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 Interview  |  

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.