May 01, 2016
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All About the Book  |  

Suzanne Falter Talks About “Transformed: San Francisco”

Charley McElroy is a handsome, well-heeled travel writer and CIA informant who also happens to be an F to M transman. And he’s having a midlife crisis.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

5 Art Books that Could Only be Indie

Handcrafted. Small-batch. Self-published.

All About the Book  |  

Sandra Bullock Smith talks about “Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother”

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

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Indie Voice  |  

3 Mistakes Indie Authors Make and How to Avoid Them

2016 Smashwords Survey, the List Where Indies Count + more in this week’s round-up

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Brilliant Kickstarted Books to Broaden Your Horizons

While self-published books comprise many genres, possibly the most expressive are those which are the vision of one person, subsequently brought to life via the generosity of many others. In short: projects which are successfully crowdfunded.

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All About the Book  |  

Sheila Flaherty Explains “East of Mecca”

“East of Mecca” is a harrowing story of love and betrayal, a family’s tragic undoing, the transcendent power of friendship, and the ultimate price of oppression.

IR Interview  |  

Deborah Bladon Talks about the Easiest (+ Hardest) Parts of Self-Pubbing

The NYT and USA Today bestselling author has written 32 novellas (parts of serials) and four stand alone books.

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Indie Voice  |  

Self-Published Authors Dissed at London Book Fair

Sourcebooks Acquires Wattpad Project, Newbery Winner Kwame Alexander Was Once a Self-Pubbed Author + more in this week’s round-up

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All About the Book  |  

Robb F. Thinks “Maybe God Has a Better Idea”

If anyone is going through a tough time in their own life and reeling from the emotional and other effects, then they most certainly need to read this book!

Seasonal Selections  |  

5 Books for Spring Cleaning (Indie Style)

Whether it’s our houses, our wardrobes or our pantries, the urge to purge and start fresh is built into our DNA (or maybe it’s just good old consumerism at work).

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All About the Book  |  

John Gaiserich Talks About “The Prelapsarians”

It’s a novel that offers a complete reading experience, with ample quantities of both visceral action and character intimacy.

Lemons  |  

What, Me Query?

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.

Quote  |  

“The thing that seems to have peaked is the runaway success of certain self-pubbed authors…

… and the sense that self-publication was going to be a panacea for everything that’s wrong with the [publishing] business.”

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Indie Voice  |  

Romance Author Lisa Renee Jones Surveys Reader’s Buying Habits

It’s Indie Author Conference season!, An Indie Author Raps a Rebuttal to UK Lit Agent’s Dis, Some Words of Appreciation for FanFic + more in this week’s roundup

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All About the Book  |  

Julia G. Fox on “And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha”

When gay marriage was legalized in the United States on June 26, 2015, it appeared as though the last major hurdle for LGBT rights was finally overcome. While this is a major milestone in the journey for equal rights, there is still a long way to go before global tolerance can be achieved.

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.

All About the Book  |  

Hank Quense Talks about “Moxie’s Decision”

There are two reasons why someone should read this book. The first is entertainment. The book is filled with satire and humor. The second is a need to escape from the harsh reality of the modern world. Take a mental health break!

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IR Interview  |  

Alessandra Torre Talks Love, Hybrid Publishing + To What Book She Owes Her Career

New York Times, USA Today + Wall Street Journal bestselling author has written eleven novels, five of which have become #1 Erotic Bestsellers

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Indie Voice  |  

The Power of Free: How to Sell More E-Books

Major New York Magazine Declares Indie Book Genre Worthy of Same “Attention + Respect” as Indie Music , Film, Beefcake Sells, but It Doesn’t Pay + more in this week’s round-up.

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Seasonal Selections  |  

19 Great Indie Books for Spring

Spring means an extra hour of daylight, chirping birds and blooming trees. What are you waiting for? Grab a book and get out there and read!

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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.

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Tips  |  

This is Why Your Books Aren’t Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

“My sales are awful, and I’ve done everything. I give up.”

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Indie Voice  |  

“For me, traditional publishing means poverty. But self-publish? No way.”

Why Fiction Authors Benefit from Indie Publishing, More on Author Earning’s Data Guy and What it all Means, 6 Reasons Reading Is Great For Your Health + more in this week’s round-up

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Seasonal Selections  |  

5 Indie Titles to Help Get Your Finances in Order (Just in Time for Tax Season!)

Tax season got you down? Haven’t filed yet! Invest in a few of these to help!