Jul 05, 2015
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Indie Voice  |  

Amazon to Indie Authors: Size Really Does Matter

Scribd Cuts Down Catalog by Cutting Out (Lots Of ) Indie Titles, New App Lets Readers Get Ebooks They Already Own in Paper for Free + more in this week’s roundup

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Seasonal Selections  |  

7 Tropically Themed Indie Titles for More Fun in the Sun

Nothing says festive three day weekend like fireworks, BBQ’s and lounging on the beach with a great book.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Directed by Victor Fleming
Shown: Judy Garland (as Dorothy Gale) on the Yellow Brick Road, wearing the ruby slippers
The Indie Author Primer  |  

What You Need to Do to Finish Writing Your Book

“Handing over” your manuscript doesn’t describe just a transfer of paperwork, it describes a change of mental state on the author’s part.

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Indie Voice  |  

Is There An Author Who Can Do for Writers What Taylor Swift Did for Musicians?

50 Shades Fan Fic Keeps Pace with the Books, New “Book Launch Toolkit” from Joel Friedlander, The Indie Publishing “Tipping Point” + more in this week’s round-up

Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games
Alike But Indie  |  

6 Young Adults Titles Even Parents Will Enjoy

A 2012 survey showed that 55% of YA readers are adults making the intended audience for beloved titles including The Fault in Our Stars and The Hunger Games series actually your teenagers!

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IR Interview  |  

The Multi-Talented Jayme K. Talks to IR About Everything

Jayme K on writing (his novel, Disorderly), directing (Practice Makes Perfect), hosting (Shootin’ It) and re-claiming his last name.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

New Royalty Terms for Kindle Unlimited

Selling Pre-Orders on Smashwords Just Got a Lot Easier, USA Today’s Happily Ever After Blog and IndieReader, Are POS programs Right for You + more in this week’s roundup

wanderlust
Seasonal Selections  |  

5 Indie Titles to Fuel Your Wanderlust

Vacation season is just around the corner! Do you have a trip planned out already for the summer? If not, these books might have you Googling for travel agents and destinations before you can put them back on the shelf.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Amazon Or Your Local Bookstore? Ask This New App

European VAT Changes a “Nightmare for Indies”, Is Inkshares Ideas “Tinder” for Indie Authors? + more in this week’s roundup.

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked Orange is the New Black, You’ll LOVE…

Four indie titles to keep you busy after you’ve finished binge reading the original!

the story grid
IR Interview  |  

Shawn Coyne Explains The Story Grid and Why Every Author Needs It

A twenty-five year book-publishing veteran with his years of experience as an editor at the Big Five publishing houses and Hollywood lit agent has created a methodology called THE STORY GRID to evaluate, edit and write stories to remind writers that they are not the problem (the problems are the problem).

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Want To Win Big Lit Prizes? Write a Story About Men

More Self Publishing Tips, This Year at uPubU, Another Indie Author Speaks in Favor of Print + More in this week’s round-up