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Scott McDermott on his IRDA Winning title "Election 2064: Book One"

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Nearly five decades from now, as America recovers from a devastating Second Civil War, candidates across the political spectrum vie for the power of the presidency by any means necessary.
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Francis V. Adams on celebrating life and family

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This book is about loving and nurturing children with or without a biological connection, something that I feel is innate in all of us.
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Marla Martenson on the best part of being an indie + what she does when she's not writing

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Like any self-respecting New Age Angelino, Marla Martenson works out religiously, imbibes green juice, practices yoga, is vegan, recites affirmations, and employs the Law of Attraction to help manifest her dreams.
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Paul Larsen: Life is too short not to use your talents + your passions as a leader to realize your vision

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In today’s blaring and hectic global community, how can you make sure your leadership voice stands out above the rest?
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Agus Ekanurdi on writing a cookbook about...love

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

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

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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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Sandra Bullock Smith talks about "Trading Places: Becoming My Mother's Mother"

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

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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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Warren Adler: Why I Went Indie & Why the "Joys and Glory of Authordom Cannot Be Dismissed."

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The author of 27 novels trad pubbed novels--including "The War of the Roses", shares his experiences and talks about why all careers in the arts are essentially bi-polar
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One Author's Experience with Amazon's New Kindle Scout

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Indie Author Neal Wooten Talks About Amazon's new Kindle Scout program, a place where readers help decide if a book gets published.
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D-Day Memoirs Lost

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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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5 Top Book Trailer Misconceptions

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Part Three: Book Trailers Are Ruining Literature!
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Is Self-Publishing Creating A New Underclass?

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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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What is Literary Value?

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Dan Brown sells more books than Michael Chabon. Does that make Dan Brown a better writer?
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5 Graphic Novels for the Indie Lit Snob

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

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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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Next Time, I’ll Self-publish

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

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Best Selling Novelists Tell All
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Why Paying For Bogus Reviews Makes You An Idiot

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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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5 Reasons Readers Need Rabble

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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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Going Both Ways

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Whether switching from indie to traditional publishing--or the other way around--authors are discovering that hybrid is the new normal.
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Out of the Closet & Onto the Page

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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?
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Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Going Indie

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After talking to six traditionally published authors who have since turned to self-publishing, it became clear they all had one common motive for making the switch: they wanted control.