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Dec 19, 2014
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Remembrance  |  

D-Day Memoirs Lost

Major publishing houses will continue to produce worthy books based on the lives of the famous and influential. Independent publishers need to publish the other accounts: the ordinary, the lowly, the stories of the real G.I Joes.

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Feature  |  

5 Top Book Trailer Misconceptions

Part Three: Book Trailers Are Ruining Literature!

Metropolis
Feature  |  

Is Self-Publishing Creating A New Underclass?

For traditionally-published authors, the consistent advice from agents and publishers is “Don’t quit your day job.” That’s not the case with an increasing number of indies.

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Feature  |  

What is Literary Value?

Dan Brown sells more books than Michael Chabon. Does that make Dan Brown a better writer?

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List  |  

5 Graphic Novels for the Indie Lit Snob

This year saw a number of diverse literary fiction offerings. But what about the comics genre?

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Question  |  

Is Everyone a Writer?

In this day and digital age, apparently it only takes a millisecond—and now everyone can call himself or herself a writer.

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Feature  |  

Next Time, I’ll Self-publish

When to suspect you’re getting taken for a ride by your publisher.

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Feature  |  

Romance Goes Mainstream

Best Selling Novelists Tell All

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Opinion  |  

Why Paying For Bogus Reviews Makes You An Idiot

We live in a capitalistic society, which focuses on success by any and all means. Add to that an economy that’s in the dump, and people are more desperate than ever to make bank.

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Appeal  |  

5 Reasons Readers Need Rabble

Is there a reliable review mechanism? You know that no publisher, retailer or author (traditional or independent) has an economic incentive to give you an honest opinion about the content. And you can’t expect Amazon to create a verified review process.

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IR Feature  |  

Going Both Ways

Whether switching from indie to traditional publishing–or the other way around–authors are discovering that hybrid is the new normal.

dumbledore
Feature  |  

Out of the Closet & Onto the Page

Ah, 2012. An outstanding year for LGBT rights in the English speaking world. Despite this progress, when I sit down and escape into my books, I feel a certain lack of…fabulousness. Where are my strong, central, LGBT fictionalized characters?