Aug 03, 2015
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IR Interview  |  

Doug Richardson Talks Bad Boys, Die Hard + His Indie Books

His movie credits include Die Hard: Die Harder, Bad Boys, and Hostage. As a novelist, he’s penned five suspense thrillers, his most recent are The Safety Expert, Blood Money, and the recently published 99 Percent Kill.

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Indie Voice  |  

Brooke Warner: “It’s time for traditional publishing…to pull its head out of the sand.”

Trad Pubbed Authors Told They Can’t Provide Blurbs for POD Books, Are We Living in the Golden Age of Publishing + more in this week’s round-up.

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Feature  |  

4 Indie “Podcast Novels”
(Plus “Serial”)

Podcast novels—free, self-published audiobooks—are as old as the medium itself.

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Indie Voice  |  

“Ever After” Romance Brand Launches a Print Program for Indies

New Editing App, “Go Set a Watchman” Breaking Records (Alike But Indie for the title forthcoming) + more in this week’s roundup

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Primates of Park Avenue”, You’ll LOVE…

5 fabulous indies that share the hilarious analogies and witty memoir spirit of “Primates of Park Avenue”

Secrets
All About the Book  |  

Lisa Quast on the “Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach: A Foolproof Guide to Getting the Job You Want. Every Time.”

2015 First place Non-Fiction IRDA Winning Author says, “This book is meant to be your go-to guide for conducting a successful job search, sharing the basics everyone should master.”

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IR Interview  |  

Michele Scott on Being Kicked to the Curb by Penguin + Finding Indie

She dreamed of being a writer since the age of nine and is the bestselling author of more than three dozen books–women’s fiction, paranormal novels, mysteries, and thrillers.

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Indie Voice  |  

Hugh Howey on Author’s United Letter to the DOJ: “I think it’s hilarious!”

Kirk Cameron Gives Crocoduck a Blowjob in a New Novella, Classic Comic is Self-Pubbed on Facebook + A New App Helps Author Organize Their Tweets + more in this week’s roundup.

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Grey”, You’ll LOVE…

If you’ve been living under a rock lo these past few weeks, you may not be aware that EL James released a companion of sorts to her “50 Shades” saga, “Grey”, as told from Christian’s point of view.

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Indie Voice  |  

Brooklyn Book Fairs Showcase Indies (Way to go, Brooklyn!)

Class Action Denied in Author Solutions Case, New Award for African American Indies + more in this week’s round-up

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Kickstarted Indies  |  

5 Successfully Funded Kickstarted Books

We at IndieReader believe that the books generated by successful crowdfunding campaigns truly represent the best of what indie publishing can be–books created by authors with a vision and supported by readers who share that vision.

guest blogging
Tips  |  

Guest Blogging 101

Guest blogging can be a great way to get your work in front of new sets of eyes and your books on new bookshelves. But landing a guest blogging opportunity isn’t as easy as sending off an email to your favorite blogger.

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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 like a three day weekend that includes 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 Adult 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.

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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

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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