Oct 21, 2016
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News  |  

Explore London with Charles Dickens + Sherlock Holmes Lit Maps

Placing Literature launches two new interactive lit maps allowing readers to visit the sites of famous scenes from the Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle canons.

Book Trailer of the Week  |  

Watch “Growing Up Alaska” by Niki Tschirgi

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

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Want Michael Kors’ Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe?

God’s Love We Deliver, NYC’s leading provider of meals to people who are too sick to cook for themselves, recently launched their first-ever (indie-pubbed) cookbook.

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Indie Voice  |  

The Power and Limits of Curation

The 4 Hardest-to-Find Bookstores in the World, What do Americans lose if bookstores disappear?, We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App + more in this week’s round-up

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Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

If dogs run free, then why not we, Across the swooping plain?

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Indie Book Share Shrinks

Two and a half years. Ten quarterly Author Earnings reports. With each one of them, we learned something about our rapidly changing industry. But this October surprise flat-out blindsided us…

List  |  

6 Famous Authors Who Chose to Self-Publish

A list of famous authors who chose to self-publish, when doing so was considered a creative choice, rather than a desperate measure.

Zines  |  

6 Zines to Satiate Your Fandom

While fanfiction and fan art are all over the internet today, in the 20th century such work would often be published in zines and pamphlets—and the subculture is still alive today.

Seasonal Selections  |  

On the Road Again: Columbus Day Reads

Like Columbus, most people have some level of wanderlust, but few have the same level of opportunity. What’s left to discover anymore? And who has the chance, let alone the paid vacation days, to get on a ship and set sail to new worlds? The next best option: do it vicariously.

News  |  

J.K. Rowling Continues Her Self-Pubbing Spree

New Pottermore Essay Explores Magical Congress of USA

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Indie Voice  |  

Seth Godin: Traditional Publishers “don’t have the imagination to take risks”

ISBNs purchased by indie authors increased 21% in 2015 vs 2014, Amazon announces October is #PoweredByIndie, Why Is Self-Publishing Still a “Last Resort?” + more in this week’s round-up

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Comixology Debuts Line of Exclusive Original Comics

Amazon’s Comixology Originals will offer comics titles exclusively through the Comixology and Kindle platforms.

IR Interview  |  

Romance Author R.L. Mathewson: “People automatically assume you are writing porn”

Mathewson is a NYT bestselling author who has written over twenty romance novels, including her popular series Neighbor from Hell.

Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 New Fabulous Crowdfunded Indies

A unique look inside one of Banksy’s most ambitious art installations, two completely different memoirs, a brilliantly illustrated picture book of Darwin’s “On The Origin Of Species” and more.

Book Trailer of the Week  |  

Watch Phantasma by Efthalia

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions (First in a regular feature)

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Indie Voice  |  

Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors 2016 (2 of them self-pubbed!)

How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars, Shelfie Announces Launch of Ebook Deal Finder, CNN Politics to (Self) Pub Election Book in December + more in this week’s round-up

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Girl on the Train”, You’ll LOVE…

5 Indie Titles Guaranteed to Give You a Thrill!

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If You Liked “Brave New World” You’ll LOVE…

Banned Books Week Edition

Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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


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Indie Voice  |  

“…the freedom to self publish is one of the greatest acts we may undertake for it ensures authorship will not be compromised for any reason.”

(Very!) Early Self-Pubbed SciFi Book, Does Amazon Really Put Customers First?, JK Rowling Self-Pubbed Patronus Test Keeps ‘Harry Potter’ Marketing Alive + more in this week’s round-up

Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Light Between Oceans”, You’ll LOVE…

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

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Indie Voice  |  

New “50 Shades Darker” Trailer (you know you want to watch)

Book Readers Live Longer, Kickstarter kicks traditional publishing’s ass, Americans Still Love Libraries (Especially the Books), Amazon dominates 9what else is new) + more in this week’s round-up

Seasonal Selections  |  

6 Indie Books in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month and we at IR thought we’d celebrate by sharing some of our favorite titles by self-pubbed (or previously self-pubbed), Hispanic authors.

IR Interview  |  

Stephanie Bond on why she credits her success with self-publishing to the hard-knocks she got when she pubbed “traditionally”

Author of over seventy mystery and romance novels, plus a Hallmark Channel movie based on one of her titles.