Sep 30, 2016
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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

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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

October

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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Indie Voice  |  

Publishers are no longer in the book trade; they are in the what-the-hell-can-we-do-to-make-a-buck trade

We are Reading Less Lit, A Closer Look at the “Return to Print” story, New “Books Desk” at the NYTimes (which like the old one, will not probably not review indies) + more in this week’s roundup

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Happy Anniversary!  |  

Three Authors Celebrate the National Parks System’s 100th Anniversary

If you can’t get to a park, do the next best thing and pick up one of these books!

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Indie Voice  |  

Yes, Virginia, Indies Are Outselling Traditionally Published Authors

Brooklyn Book Fair dates, Print Books Still Most Popular, 6 Great Life Tips + more in this week’s round-up

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News  |  

Indie graphic novel about female orgasms licks the competition

Indie Superhero Comic Tops Charts

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Indie Voice  |  

Dear Indie Authors: How To Hit The USA Today Bestseller List

Wattpad Unveils Ad-Generated Revenue Program, Kickstarter Marks a Milestone, 6 Ways to Vet a Freelance Editor + more in this week’s round-up

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What Else But Indie?  |  

Six Boundary-Breaking Indies

An indie author’s strongest suit is that, no longer needing the “permission” of cultural gate-keepers to get their work in the hands of readers, they are able to write stories that have been overwhelmingly absent in traditionally published titles, speaking in a voice all their own.

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Crowdfunded Indies, Including a Collection of Horror Stories and…Donald Trump

This month we’ve got a new haul of crowdfunded titles, including an illustrated book of scary stories and an even more horrifying alphabet book featuring none other than “F is for Fear-Mongering” Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

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Indie Voice  |  

Authors Need Publishers Less than Ever

Airline buys 2,000 copies of self-pubbed bedtime story, Why You Need an ISBN, a Guide to Email Marketing Your Self-Pubbed book + more in this week’s round-up

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What Else But Indie?  |  

5 Marijuana Books that Deserve to Get a Buzz

Whether you’re a regular user or just pot-curious, have a look at a few of the weed-themed books that have sprung up in the past few years.

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Indie Voice  |  

Marketing a New Book: 6 Tactics Authors & Publishers Love

3 Facebook Changes You Need to Know About, Publishing Scam Artists (and How to Spot Them), Which Formats Should You Use When Self-Pubbing + more in this week’s round-up

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If You Loved “Trump: The Art of the Deal”, You Might Like…

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

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Indie Voice  |  

Women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

The Rise of Indie Crime Novels, Everything You Need to Know about ARC’s and Metadata, 10 Self-Pubbing Trends to Watch + more in this week’s round-up

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Luckiest Girl Alive”, You’ll LOVE…

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

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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

September

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Indie Voice  |  

How To Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed as an Indie Author

3 Ways Indie Publishers Sell Books, Getting Global Reach for your Self-published Books, 4 Steps to Build a Strong Author Platform + more in this week’s round-up

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Webcomics  |  

6 Digital-Native Indie Comics You Can Read on Your Phone

Check out this handful of funny, smart and innovative indie comics, available via social media, to see what the medium is all about.