Jul 25, 2016
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Indie Voice  |  

How To Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed as an Indie Author

3 Ways Indie Publishers Sell Books, Getting Global Reach for your Self-published Books, 4 Steps to Build a Strong Author Platform + more in this week’s round-up

exploring
All About the Book  |  

Tyne Traverson on his IRDA Winning “Exploring Your Unplanned Pregnancy”

This book is designed to help a woman with an unplanned pregnancy thoroughly work through the decision process, using reliable resources to pursue her decision, be it motherhood, adoption or abortion.

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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.

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Indie Voice  |  

If You Just Keep Writing, Will You Get Better?

It’s all about that audience, How Indie Authors Should Price a Book for Optimal Success, What Is Book Marketing Anyway? + more in this week’s round-up

EMERGENCE
All About the Book  |  

Donald J. Fraser on his IRDA Winning “The Emergence of One American Nation”

It is a work of history that answers a very basic question: why are we one nation, and not many? [It] is an appeal to all of us to find ways to do the same for the greater good.

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Staff Picks  |  

5 Rising Star Indie Authors to Read This Summer

What’s better than a classic book list? How about a whole summer of potential reading time and a book list of rising star authors to fill it with?

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All About the Book  |  

Vihang Naik Talks About His IRDA Winning “City Times and Other Poems”

I experiment with characters.

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Lemons  |  

Cindy Caldwell on Starting over as a Single 50-something

I am blessed beyond belief. Self-publishing didn’t just change my life, it saved it.

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Indie Voice  |  

Everything You Wanted to Know about Book Sales (But Were Afraid to Ask)

A Few Words With Jon Fine, Brand Your Books To Sell + more in this week’s round-up.

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All About the Book  |  

Kristen Heimerl Talks About Her IRDA Winning Title “Inspector Dewey”

A real experience inspired me. I was crawling on the maple floor of my creaky, old home. It was 2:00 a.m., a bad guy was on the street outside, and I had left my lights on. I needed to call the police—without being witnessed.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

9 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

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

SIGHTSEEING
All About the Book  |  

Louisa Oakley Green Talks About “Sightseeing in the Undiscovered Country”

How would you feel if your child told you she had a playmate who died years earlier in a fire? Do you think it’s possible to know who you’re going to marry from a simple handshake? If you could read the energy in a home, would it make it harder to buy your first house?

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All About the Book  |  

R.A. Akerlund on her IRDA Winning “I Am Ed”

After my sixteenth birthday, on the seventh of august 1988, I had enough of waiting to grow up. I was tall enough to pass for 18 and I already heard about a job in a supermarket stacking shelves.

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Urban Fiction  |  

Self-Publishing Helps Give Voice to #Diverse Authors with Urban Lit

It’s an established fact that traditional publishing is a mostly white man’s world. Self publishing–free from the inherent gatekeeping of agents and publishers–gives otherwise marginalized voices the opportunity to be heard, and read.

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News  |  

Indie Authors to See their Books on B&N Shelves?

Authors will also be required to be “eligible Nook Press authors,” meaning their titles must be available as ebooks on BN.com and not included in Amazon’s KDP Select category.

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All About the Book  |  

Douglas Green on “The Teachings of Shirelle: Life Lessons from a Divine Knucklehead”

A funny, heartwarming, yet serious look at the wisdom – psychological, philosophical, and spiritual – a man learned from his ridiculous dog.

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Tips  |  

5 Tips to Beat the Self-Publishing Summer Sales Slump

Is the summer sales slump a real thing? I hear authors say it’s a myth all the time so I guess it depends on who you talk to.

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Indie Voice  |  

EU referendum: keep calm and expect change

E-book Sales Decline, Kindle Instant Book Previews, Timberland libraries now offer access to self-published books + more in this week’s round-up

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All About the Book  |  

Rachel Straub Discusses “Weight Training Without Injury”

Read about the 1st place winner in the non-fiction category in the 2016 IRDA’s,

the nest
Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Nest”, You’ll LOVE…

Choosing an indie book is hard. We’re here to help.

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News  |  

Self-Pubbed Titles (and Originally Self-Pubbed Authors) Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Which begs the question: If self-pubbed books and authors are so bad, why do traditional publishers keep signing them?

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All About the Book  |  

Jack Mayer on his IRDA-Winning Title, “Before the Court of Heaven”

A thriller, a poignant love story and a vivid history of a troubling and fascinating time that will especially appeal to readers who enjoy historical fiction.

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IR Interview  |  

Terah Edun Talk to IR About Writing Strong Female Protagonists, Being Brave + Living in South Sudan

Author of eleven YA Fantasy titles and a New York Times + USA Today bestseller

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Indie Voice  |  

Copyright: What Every Author Needs to Know

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Advocate for Themselves, Indie Author’s Book Coming to a Screen Near You + more in this week’s round-up