Nov 26, 2015
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Indie Voice  |  

The Washington Post Includes First Self-Pubbed Title in Year’s “Best Of” List

Use Pre-orders to Crack the Bestseller Lists, Want to Succeed in Self-Publishing? Have a Plan, The Indie Authors’ Guide to Self-Publishing Art Books + more in this week’s round-up

Tips  |  

4 Ways to Solve Your Holiday Book Marketing Problems Now

If you’d like to see a good bump in your book sales (and who wouldn’t?), here a few easy, practical tips you can do right now!

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Indie Voice  |  

Nielsen Data Confirms Self-Pubbing 2nd Biggest Market Sector After the Big Five

Self-Published Books Go International, Author Solutions After the Lawsuits, New Prize for Best Self-Pubbed Photo Book + more in this week’s round-up.

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News  |  

Color Us Intrigued!

Coloring Books. Not Just for Kids Anymore!

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Indie Voice  |  

Not Baa-d: Self-Pubbed Kid’s Book Gets Major Attention

More Libraries are Buying Self-Pubbed Books, YA Advice to Indie Authors From Actual YAs + more in this week’s round-up

The Book That Changed My Life  |  

Guy Kawasaki

Author of APE (and nine other books), chief evangelist of Canva, an online graphic design tool and former chief evangelist of Apple.

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

5 More Great Crowdfunded Indies

We at IR love the ability that crowdfunding platforms have given to authors–and readers!–to bring interesting and quirky books to life.

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IR Interview  |  

Melissa Foster Talks Family, Inspiration and Taking a Dare

NY Times & USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s fiction, suspense, and historical fiction

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Indie Voice  |  

What You Should Know If You’re a Niche Genre Writer

If it’s November it Must Be NaNoWriMo and Publishing Experts Share Their Tips, In Memory + more in this week’s roundup

RIP  |  

Tailwinds: Dan Poynter, “Godfather” of Self-Publishing, Remembered

There are many who might never have become publishers but for the influence of the former president of the Publishers Marketing Association (now IBPA) who died on 2 November 2015.

News  |  

The Hottest Self-Publishing Platform? Twitter!

There’s something bittersweet in that tantalizing wait to be satisfied by a narrative’s conclusion—to feel that one is part of the story, able to gossip and theorize possibilities with other fans throughout the experience.

IR Interview  |  

Alex Sheremet on his book “Woody Allen: Reel to Real”

No matter what you do, there will be critics. – Woody Allen.

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Indie Voice  |  

How to Find Your Perfect Readers

Indie Authors Pair Up to Pen Romance Title + more in this week’s round-up

Tasty Bits  |  


Larry first noticed the traffic cones driving to work as a reference librarian. A side street he used was blocked off. No workers in sight. Typical.

Seasonal Selections  |  

6 Scary + Spooky Indie Titles for Halloween

The time has come for a creepy foray into the forest of night.

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All About the Book  |  

Ulla Jordan Talks about “Lost Ground”

The eyes of the world are on Finland in November 1939, as its Winter War with Russia turns into a classic David and Goliath struggle.

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Indie 101  |  

15 Great Designers + Design Services That Can Create an Awesome Cover for Your Book

Because who among us can claim that they don’t judge a book by its cover?

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Indie Voice  |  

People Magazine Shines Spotlight on Indie Book-to-Film Adaptations

“Data Guy” to head session at upcoming DBW Conference, Stress Relievers for Indie Authors, Crossing the Language Barrier + more in this week’s roundup

News  |  

Dread is the New Punk

So what exactly is dreadpunk, and how is it different from steampunk or horror?

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All About the Book  |  

Brad Rau on “The Ghost, Josephine”

If you like Jonathan Lethem, Charles Portis or Chuck Palahniuk, if you’re receptive to dark comedy and you like a lean novel that’s chock-full of quirky characters and weird situations, you’ll probably like this one.

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Tips  |  

12 Ways Indie Authors Can Boost Their Holiday Sales

The holidays are almost here. Yes, if you’re in the book business, when Summer turns to Fall, you start thinking “holiday sales.”

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Indie Voice  |  

Jane Friedman’s (Updated) Guide to Self-Publishing

Former Indie Hosts Contest for Aspiring Authors, Indie Book Inspires New York City Street Re-Naming + more in this week’s round-up

News  |  

Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Choosing to Go Indie

As self-publishing shrugs off its “vanity press” stigma and becomes recognized as a bona fide and lucrative option, more and more authors are finding that going indie just makes more sense.

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IR Interview  |  

Hybrid Author Pepper Winters on Inspiration and What Gives Her Books Spice

I love writing angst, give and take, the pull of the hunt and chase.