Jun 29, 2016
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the teachings
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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.

indie voice
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

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
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If You Liked “The Nest”, You’ll LOVE…

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

five nights
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?

before the
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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.

sworn to sov
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

indie voice
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

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Chuck Driskell on his IRDA Winning “The Diaries”

Combining crime, revenge and international intrigue, THE DIARIES is a classic espionage thriller.

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2016 IndieReader Discovery Award Winners  |  

Meet Your 2016 IRDA Winners and Download Their Books Free–Today Only!

Downloads of the winner’s books are available today through 8:00 a.m. tomorrow, along with author interviews, book samples, trailers and more at indiereader.com/irda2016.

i punched
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Pamela Capone on “I Punched Myself in the Eye: Stories of self-sabotage, imperfection and perfect amazing grace”

I think it’s human nature to go through life on autopilot, watching for the flashing, Vegas marquis type of signs. But sometimes “wow!” comes in smaller wrapping, and then like a Jack-in-the-box, it pops out, and you the message.

Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

All the World’s a Book Fair (or Writer’s Conference) Calendar

July + August

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

“So why does everyone seem to think the e-book is dead? …because the authors whose ebooks are flourishing are self-published.”

Booktrope Closing Leaves Authors Hanging, Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Pubbing, 8 things booksellers want self-pubbed authors to know + more in this week’s round-up

love hurts
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Editor Tricia Reeks on “Love Hurts: A Speculative Fiction Anthology”

A collection of gut-wrenching short speculative fiction stories about love, and the pain and heartbreak that so often goes with it.

empire of
Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Fabulous Crowdfunded Indies (at least 2 of which would make great Dad’s Day gifts)

This month we’ve got a new haul of favorite crowdfunded titles, featuring a tadpole, a rescue dog. a prolific cartoonist and more.

All About the Book  |  

Kristian Hall on how to “Rise from Darkness”

A self-help book about what to do when you want to get out of depression, and you don’t have a clue how to go about it.

Lemons  |  

Keira Monclair on How Self-Publishing Changed Her Life (Hint: It Involves Grandchildren!)

A year after (self) pubbing her first novel she is a debt free, full-time author who helped her daughter pay for in-vitro, resulting in twin granddaughters.

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Indie Voice  |  

The May 2016 Author Earnings Report: “…it may be our most shocking.”

Book Promo Advice, Facebook Advertising Tips + more in this week’s round-up.

All About the Book  |  

Mark Gillespie’s FAB Poses the Question: What if John Lennon Had Lived?

I’m a big Lennon and Beatles fan. I’m a fan of alternate history too, so it only makes sense that I try and save him [John Lennon] that way.

me before
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If You Liked “Me Before You”, You’ll LOVE….

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

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L. Davis Munro on “Emmy Nation: Undercover Suffragette”

I was so shocked by my lack of knowledge around this period of women’s history [the suffrage movement] that I began reading as much as I possibly could about it.

This book cover image released by Gallery Books shows "Diary of An Oxygen Thief," a 147-page fictionalized memoir first published in 2006 by a writer known as Anonymous. This year, the book reached the top 20 on both Amazon.com and iTunes, enough to interest literary agent Byrd Leavell and eventually a publisher that plans to release an e-edition this week and a paper version in mid-June 2016. (Gallery Books via AP)
First Editions  |  

Self-Pubbed Titles Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Grab ’em while they’re still indie…

All About the Book  |  

John Branning on “Selfie-Facing: Analog Musings in a Digital World”

A collection of humorous essays on a variety of topics – marriage, home repairs, cat ownership, foibles of the English language, snowbanks and driveways – and how all of it flummoxes me.