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Melody Anne Shares Writing Conference Adventures + Why it's Important for Writers to Get Out of the House

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Melody Anne is The New York Times bestselling romance author of the Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Unexpected Hero's series.
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Joel Mentmore on finding inspiration in the Early European History section of the British Museum when his smartphone died

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There I was, standing among all these old flint arrows and axe heads, all these simple, robust tools, and me with this complex, connected, dead device in my hand.
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The Best Self-Published Books of 2016

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Our top reviewed books of 2016 compiled for your reading pleasure!
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6 Famous Authors Who Chose to Self-Publish

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A list of famous authors who chose to self-publish, when doing so was considered a creative choice, rather than a desperate measure.
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Elaine Russell on what inspired her to write "Martin McMillan and the Sacred Stones"

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A fun and past-paced mystery/adventure that should appeal to both girls and boys, especially reluctant readers.
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Yes, Virginia, Indies Are Outselling Traditionally Published Authors

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Brooklyn Book Fair dates, Print Books Still Most Popular, 6 Great Life Tips + more in this week's round-up
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Women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

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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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Legendary Author Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because "Big Publishers Suck"

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All About ISBN's (and why you need one!), Marketing Tips from Industry Experts, What Makes a Bestseller + more in this week's round-up
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The future of publishing is in the hands of indie writers.

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An anonymous congressman just (self) pubbed a shocking book, Should You Publish Your First Draft? 3 Things To Know When Self-Pubbing a Book + more in this week's round-up
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Sonny Hayes Talks about Gambling, Goons and "US vs. Welkner"

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I used to gamble fairly regularly. I wasn’t in to the loan sharks, as the book’s protagonist is, but I was quite familiar with the bookies and their chrome revolvers and the giant pair of goons typically flanking them.
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How Writing (and Self-Pubbing) Helped Clover Autrey Conquer Her Grief + Pay the Bills

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Emotionally unable to write, and burdened with unpaid medical bills, I pretty much figured that if I couldn’t make this writing thing work, I’d have to give it up.
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9 Indie Arts & Lit Mags We're Loving

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Just as technology has enabled so many authors to easily publish their books, it has also allowed writers to more easily establish and curate their own lit mags, either online or in print, via the same means that self-published authors use.
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William Poe on "Endings: Poetry and Prose"

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Dead ends, murderous deeds, and unfulfilled lives all combine in a unique collection of poems and stories acknowledging that sometimes things just don’t work out.
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Which Authors Get to Be 'Indie'?

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End of the Beginning for E-books?, More Bad News for Nook?, eBooks are now available as part of Amazon’s Giveaway + more in this week's roundup
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6 Titles to Help #DiversifyYourReads

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One of the best things about self-publishing is how it empowers diverse authors, who might otherwise need to get "permission" from more short-sighted traditional publishers, to get their works published and read.
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LAST DAY! Enter your book and save 15% on nearly everything!

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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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6 Indie Reimaginings of Classic Titles

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Classics—from antiquity to more modern times—that are no longer subject to copyright restrictions have been ripe source material for indie authors.
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4 Great Reasons to Enter the 2016 IR Discovery Awards

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Deadline for entries is March 2, 2016 -- Time to get your book into the hands of industry pros who can make a difference to its success!
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Self-Pubbed Author Meredith Wild Profiled in the NYT. World Keeps Turning.

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Placing Literature Launches New + Approved Website, "Method" Acting...for Authors? Three Books to Improve Your Writing + more in this week's round-up
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Our Favorite January Crowdfunded Indies

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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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From Indie Author to 6 (and 7!)-Figure Traditionally Pubbed Book Deal

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If your dream for your indie book includes having it bought by a traditional publisher, you wouldn't be the first. And one of the best kept secrets in the publishing industry is how often this scenario actually plays out.
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Even Formerly Traditional Publishers are Going Indie!

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Blurb Gets New CEO, Where to Find Legit (Indie) Book Reviews, An author considers the rejection notice as fodder for humor + more in this week's round-up
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The 55 Best Self-Published Books of 2015

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Our top reviewed books of 2015 compiled for your reading pleasure!
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Book Crowdfunder PubSlush to Close

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Kindlepreuners from Across the Pond, A Flat Market for Traditional Publishers + more in this week's round-up