Aug 29, 2016
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Tips  |  

25 Online Destinations to Spark Your Writing Inspiration

Writing and creativity go hand in hand. They are kind of like soul mates – you can’t have one without the other.

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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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All About the Book  |  

Terry John Barto on his IRDA Winning “Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon”

Once upon a time, a young dragon named Nickerbacher stood guard for Princess Gwendolyn in a tall tower because his papa told him to.

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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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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

September

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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.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

9 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

Handcrafted. Crowd funded. Small-batch. Self-published.

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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

July + August

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Fabulous Crowdfunded Indies (at least 2 of which would make great Dad’s Day gifts)

This month we’ve got a new haul of favorite crowdfunded titles, featuring a tadpole, a rescue dog. a prolific cartoonist and more.

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News  |  

Lena Dunham just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a brand new (self-pubbed) book

The chapbook “Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?” will benefit young women writers.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

10 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

Despite thousands of bestsellers, numerous titles that have picked up prestigious lit awards and the many works grabbed up at great cost by traditional publishers, self-publishing still–in the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield–can’t get no respect.

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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

June + July

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What Else But Indie?  |  

5 Art Books that Could Only be Indie

Handcrafted. Small-batch. Self-published.

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All About the Book  |  

Sandra Bullock Smith talks about “Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother”

It is a memoir filled with respect, compassion and love, as well as life lessons and lessons learned.

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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.

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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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Lemons  |  

What, Me Query?

When life gives you lemons, don’t make lemonade. Nope. Instead, snatch up the biggest juiciest lemon, and you hurl that mo-fo back as hard as you can.

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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!

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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!

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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)!

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Righteous Deal  |  

LAST DAY! Enter your book and save 15% on nearly everything!

We are very excited to announce that this year is the biggest and best Discovery Awards yet. In celebration, we would like to offer all last minute submissions a 15% off discount—and 15% IR Author Services for today only!

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

Our Favorite January Crowdfunded Indies

7 Crowdfunded Titles that offer a measure of social enlightenment and/or cathartic payback, all of them perfect for warming hearts on a cold winter’s day.

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Infographic  |  

The Day Jobs that Inspired Famous Authors

In addition to containing some fun facts, we hope the infographic encourages you to discover a couple of books you may have not yet read, or to look at a writer and their work in a new way.