Apr 30, 2016
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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.

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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.

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

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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“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.”

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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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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.

love, chloe
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

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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.

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.”

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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

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Seasonal Selections  |  

5 Indie Titles to Help Get Your Finances in Order (Just in Time for Tax Season!)

Tax season got you down? Haven’t filed yet! Invest in a few of these to help!

IR Interview  |  

Donna Mabry on Starting to Write at Sixty + Where She Finds Inspiration

Donna’s latest book, Maude–which became a #1 bestselling self-published nonfiction book on Amazon–is a deeply personal account of her grandmother’s life in Detroit during the 1900s.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Moneyball for Book Publishers: A Detailed Look at How We Read

4 Lessons for Authors on the Current State of Publishing, Amazon “Kindle Unlimited” Scammers Netting Millions + more in this week’s roundup

Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked ROOM, You’ll LOVE…

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

Tasty Bits  |  

Spring Tension in (and around) NYC

A travelogue of exhausting–and exhilarating–seasonal events

big rock
IR Interview  |  

Lauren Blakely on Inspiration, Dirty Talk and Light Bondage

With nine New York Times bestsellers, her sexy, contemporary titles have also appeared on the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists more than three dozen times.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

JK Rowling Goes Indie, Casting “Fresh Spells in New Stories for Pottermore”

Color “The Bern”, Author Earnings’ Data Guy at Digital Book World + more in this week’s roundup

women's history
Seasonal Selections  |  

5 Indies that Celebrate Women

Happy Women’s History Month (as if a single month, even a long one, is enough to celebrate women’s myriad contributions)!