Aug 27, 2016
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indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Dear Indie Authors: How To Hit The USA Today Bestseller List

Wattpad Unveils Ad-Generated Revenue Program, Kickstarter Marks a Milestone, 6 Ways to Vet a Freelance Editor + more in this week’s round-up

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

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

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

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

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

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

The future of publishing is in the hands of indie writers.

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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All About the Book  |  

Sonny Hayes Talks about Gambling, Goons and “US vs. Welkner”

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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Lemons  |  

How Writing (and Self-Pubbing) Helped Clover Autrey Conquer Her Grief + Pay the Bills

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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List  |  

9 Indie Arts & Lit Mags We’re Loving

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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All About the Book  |  

William Poe on “Endings: Poetry and Prose”

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.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Which Authors Get to Be ‘Indie’?

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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List  |  

6 Titles to Help #DiversifyYourReads

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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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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List  |  

6 Indie Reimaginings of Classic Titles

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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AUTHOR INFO  |  

4 Great Reasons to Enter the 2016 IR Discovery Awards

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!

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Self-Pubbed Author Meredith Wild Profiled in the NYT. World Keeps Turning.

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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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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News  |  

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

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.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Even Formerly Traditional Publishers are Going Indie!

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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Best Of 2015  |  

The 55 Best Self-Published Books of 2015

Our top reviewed books of 2015 compiled for your reading pleasure!

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Book Crowdfunder PubSlush to Close

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

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Primates of Park Avenue”, You’ll LOVE…

5 fabulous indies that share the hilarious analogies and witty memoir spirit of “Primates of Park Avenue”

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April Fools  |  

April Fools Crazy?
Or Real Indie Titles?

5 Indie Titles that Will Make You Ask…WTF?

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Hugh Howey Writes that “KDP is for Chumps”

All You Need to Know About Audio Books, A New App that Replaces “Dirty Words” + more in this week’s round-up

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List  |  

9 Books to Read After a Bad Breakup

Books to help you gain perspective and learn from others’ experiences (far less addictive than the Pino and prescription sleeping meds that have gotten you this far).

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

What’s Your Income, Indies?

High-Tech Discoverability, Girl Authors Rule, The Importance of Having a Plan + more in this week’s round-up