May 26, 2016
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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “All the Light We Can Not See”, You’ll LOVE…

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

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News  |  

Lena Dunham just pulled a Beyoncé and dropped a brand new (self-pubbed) book

The chapbook “Is It Evil Not to Be Sure?” will benefit young women writers.

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IR Interview  |  

How a Kickstarted Novel Inspired a Publishing Career

We’ve interviewed dozens of writers who started out indie only to sign with a traditional publisher. But this is the story of an author who, after slogging through the work required to create his own book, decided that it might be interesting to start a publishing company of his own.

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All About the Book  |  

Michael Phillip Cash Discusses His Inspiration for “Monsterland”

A misguided teen must save his date in a theme park, whose main attractions – real werewolves, vampires and zombies – descend the place into chaos.

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What Else But Indie?  |  

10 Titles that Highlight the Best of Self-Publishing

Despite thousands of bestsellers, numerous titles that have picked up prestigious lit awards and the many works grabbed up at great cost by traditional publishers, self-publishing still–in the immortal words of Rodney Dangerfield–can’t get no respect.

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First Editions  |  

Self-Pubbed Titles Recently Signed by Traditional Publishers

Grab ’em while they’re still indie…

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All About the Book  |  

Julia Fox Talks About “And Then There Were Three: Sixty-Seven Letters to Sasha”

This autobiographical memoir documents the challenges that still face members of the LGBT community, especially those in countries where being homosexual is still considered an abnormality.

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Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

June + July

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Indie Voice  |  

The “It Was Fun While It Lasted” Edition

Team publishing startup Booktrope to shut down, RIP BookSlut + more in this week’s roundup

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All About the Book  |  

Paul Proffet Talks About “CrossBack”

“CrossBack” is crying out for readers who are thirsty for something a little different.

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “One With You”, You’ll LOVE…

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

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All About the Book  |  

Clinton E. Day Explains How to “Set Your Own Salary”

Wannabe entrepreneurs should read the book to learn how to deal with challenges creatively, save time and money, and think outside the box.

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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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Indie Voice  |  

How Much Does it Cost to Self-Publish a Book?

The Indie Authors Biz Guide, 5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Amazon Author page + more in this week’s round-up

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).