Oct 22, 2016
IndieReader on Pinterest IndieReader on Twitter IndieReader on Facebook


Hybrid Authors  |  

5 Authors Who Go Both Ways

Why choose one when you can do both?

All About the Book  |  

Agus Ekanurdi on writing a cookbook about…love

Solid relationships are built on trust, honesty, and care, and Cook Your Way to Love & Harmony showcases this in a spectacular fashion.

Zines  |  

6 Zines to Satiate Your Fandom

While fanfiction and fan art are all over the internet today, in the 20th century such work would often be published in zines and pamphlets—and the subculture is still alive today.

Seasonal Selections  |  

On the Road Again: Columbus Day Reads

Like Columbus, most people have some level of wanderlust, but few have the same level of opportunity. What’s left to discover anymore? And who has the chance, let alone the paid vacation days, to get on a ship and set sail to new worlds? The next best option: do it vicariously.

News  |  

Comixology Debuts Line of Exclusive Original Comics

Amazon’s Comixology Originals will offer comics titles exclusively through the Comixology and Kindle platforms.

Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 New Fabulous Crowdfunded Indies

A unique look inside one of Banksy’s most ambitious art installations, two completely different memoirs, a brilliantly illustrated picture book of Darwin’s “On The Origin Of Species” and more.

Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Brave New World” You’ll LOVE…

Banned Books Week Edition

Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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


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.

national parks
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!

25 online
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.

simple simon
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.

d is
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.

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.

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.

Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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


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.

live my
What Else But Indie?  |  

9 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

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

Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

July + August

empire of
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.

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.

the envelope
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.

Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

June + July

the habit
What Else But Indie?  |  

5 Art Books that Could Only be Indie

Handcrafted. Small-batch. Self-published.