Dec 05, 2016
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indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

Researchers Explain Why We Love Harry Potter, First Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest. Why Costco is the best bookstore in the world + more in this week’s round-up

perfectly-paired
IR Interview  |  

Lexi Blake on what she loves most about writing romance + hiding her neurotic side

IR’s interview with the New York Times and USA Today bestselling hybrid author.

the-apology
Book Trailer of the Week  |  

WATCH “The Apology” by Eric Haggman

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

Calendar
Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

This Is the End: December Book Fairs

the-cycle
Book Trailer of the Week  |  

WATCH “The Cycle of the Six Moons” by Adelle Yeung

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

mr apple 2
News  |  

Are you an Apple fanatic who needs a new and pointless way to throw money at the company?

Apple’s (self-pubbed) $300 book contains 450 photos of Apple products

flashman
Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Flashman Papers”, You’ll LOVE…

6 Feisty Indie Historical Fiction titles that brim with action + accuracy

claire
IR Interview  |  

Claire Contreras on what makes bad boys so alluring + how being a breast cancer survivor changed her outlook on life

New York Times best selling author whose books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

the-mysterious
Book Trailer of the Week  |  

WATCH “The Mysterious Tongue of Dr. Vermilion”

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

(Trad) Publishing seeks to address industry’s lack of diversity (again)

Comic Arts Brooklyn 2016, Do We Really Need to Innovate the Reading Experience?, New Start-Up Leafless launches + more in this week’s round-up

missy
News  |  

Mark Zuckerberg’s Sister Self-Pubbed a New Election Book

Missy President, a children’s book about a fourth-grade girl whose homework assignment about the 2016 presidential election goes viral.

elle
IR Interview  |  

Elle Kennedy on what makes a good heroine, the importance of reviews + what inspired that annoying cat meow ringtone

New York Times, USA Today + Wall Street Journal bestselling author

the-white
Book Trailer of the Week  |  

WATCH “The White Man and the Pachinko Girl” by Vann Chow

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Once Taboo, Gay Characters Are Taking Over YA Fiction

NaNoWriMo news, Scribd Adds Magazines + News to Subscription Service, Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless + more in this week’s round-up.

the-outsiders
Alike But Indie  |  

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of “The Outsiders”

5 Indie Titles that push the boundaries of YA fiction

Calendar
Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

November

the-magic
Book Trailer of the Week  |  

WATCH “The Magic Shop” by Justin Swapp

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

How to Succeed in the Book Business the Trump Way

Mobile phones + unused storytelling potential, Audiobooks as art form, New Lit Prize for Nonexistent Book + more in this week’s round-up.

hollywood dirt
News  |  

“Hollywood Dirt”: The Movie

Following in the footsteps of other indies-turned- movies “Hollywood Dirt”, the indie bestseller has been green-lit for film production

city-on
All About the Book  |  

Ted Neill on bearing witness to the violent conflicts that take place as a result of religious belief

Faith, religion, godliness – these things have caused more pain, suffering, and death than all the plagues of history combined

dark-matter
News  |  

Hybrid Author Blake Crouch’s “Dark Matter” Named a “Best Book of the Year”

After starting his career with a traditional publisher, Crouch moved to self-publishing in 2011 with his novel “Run.”

hillary
Seasonal Selections  |  

9 Scary Indie Books to Read for Halloween

We all have our own idea of what constitutes horror. Some of us get freaked out by a classic Stephen King novel, for others it’s the goings on currently being covered by FOX and CNN.

marie
IR Interview  |  

Marie Force on writer’s block, marketing strategies + never wanting to be on a flight that makes the news

The hybrid bestselling author of 30+ self-pubbed contemporary romances and 20 trad pubbed titles which together have sold than 5 million copies worldwide.

the-foxhole
News  |  

Not Your Mother’s YA

Completely unsuitable for teens. You should totally read it.