May 26, 2016
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indie voice
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.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

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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First Editions  |  

Self-Pubbed Titles Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Grab ’em while they’re still indie…

Calendar
Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

June + July

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

The “It Was Fun While It Lasted” Edition

Team publishing startup Booktrope to shut down, RIP BookSlut + more in this week’s roundup

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “One With You”, You’ll LOVE…

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

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Book?

The Indie Authors Biz Guide, 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Amazon Author page + more in this week’s round-up

the habit
What Else But Indie?  |  

5 Art Books that Could Only be Indie

Handcrafted. Small-batch. Self-published.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

3 Mistakes Indie Authors Make and How to Avoid Them

2016 Smashwords Survey, the List Where Indies Count + more in this week’s round-up

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Brilliant Kickstarted Books to Broaden Your Horizons

While self-published books comprise many genres, possibly the most expressive are those which are the vision of one person, subsequently brought to life via the generosity of many others. In short: projects which are successfully crowdfunded.

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IR Interview  |  

Deborah Bladon Talks about the Easiest (+ Hardest) Parts of Self-Pubbing

The NYT and USA Today bestselling author has written 32 novellas (parts of serials) and four stand alone books.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Self-Published Authors Dissed at London Book Fair

Sourcebooks Acquires Wattpad Project, Newbery Winner Kwame Alexander Was Once a Self-Pubbed Author + more in this week’s round-up

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Seasonal Selections  |  

5 Books for Spring Cleaning (Indie Style)

Whether it’s our houses, our wardrobes or our pantries, the urge to purge and start fresh is built into our DNA (or maybe it’s just good old consumerism at work).

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Quote  |  

“The thing that seems to have peaked is the runaway success of certain self-pubbed authors…

… and the sense that self-publication was going to be a panacea for everything that’s wrong with the [publishing] business.”

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Romance Author Lisa Renee Jones Surveys Reader’s Buying Habits

It’s Indie Author Conference season!, An Indie Author Raps a Rebuttal to UK Lit Agent’s Dis, Some Words of Appreciation for FanFic + more in this week’s roundup

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List  |  

9 Indie Arts & Lit Mags We’re Loving

Just as technology has enabled so many authors to easily publish their books, it has also allowed writers to more easily establish and curate their own lit mags, either online or in print, via the same means that self-published authors use.

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IR Interview  |  

Alessandra Torre Talks Love, Hybrid Publishing + To What Book She Owes Her Career

New York Times, USA Today + Wall Street Journal bestselling author has written eleven novels, five of which have become #1 Erotic Bestsellers

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

The Power of Free: How to Sell More E-Books

Major New York Magazine Declares Indie Book Genre Worthy of Same “Attention + Respect” as Indie Music , Film, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay + more in this week’s round-up.

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All About the Book  |  

Andrew Diamond talks about “Warren Lane”

Will Moore sat in a lounge chair by the hotel pool in his Bermuda shorts and white polo shirt, browsing through photos of escorts on his phone.

spring reading
Seasonal Selections  |  

19 Great Indie Books for Spring

Spring means an extra hour of daylight, chirping birds and blooming trees. What are you waiting for? Grab a book and get out there and read!

reasons your book isnt selling
Tips  |  

This is Why Your Books Aren’t Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

“My sales are awful, and I’ve done everything. I give up.”

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

“For me, traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way.”

Why Fiction Authors Benefit from Indie Publishing, More on Author Earning’s Data Guy and What it all Means, 6 Reasons Reading Is Great For Your Health + more in this week’s round-up