Oct 23, 2016
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All About the Book  |  

John Morris on hiking 2,000+ miles up the Eastern side of the US

I was looking for a way out. Overcome with chronic depression and drinking myself into an early grave – I found I was on the verge of ending my life through alcohol and loneliness.

Hybrid Authors  |  

5 Authors Who Go Both Ways

Why choose one when you can do both?

News  |  

Explore London with Charles Dickens + Sherlock Holmes Lit Maps

Placing Literature launches two new interactive lit maps allowing readers to visit the sites of famous scenes from the Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle canons.

All About the Book  |  

Agus Ekanurdi on writing a cookbook about…love

Solid relationships are built on trust, honesty, and care, and Cook Your Way to Love & Harmony showcases this in a spectacular fashion.

Book Trailer of the Week  |  

Watch “Growing Up Alaska” by Niki Tschirgi

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions

News  |  

Want Michael Kors’ Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe?

God’s Love We Deliver, NYC’s leading provider of meals to people who are too sick to cook for themselves, recently launched their first-ever (indie-pubbed) cookbook.

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Indie Voice  |  

The Power and Limits of Curation

The 4 Hardest-to-Find Bookstores in the World, What do Americans lose if bookstores disappear?, We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App + more in this week’s round-up

News  |  

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

If dogs run free, then why not we, Across the swooping plain?

News  |  

Indie Book Share Shrinks

Two and a half years. Ten quarterly Author Earnings reports. With each one of them, we learned something about our rapidly changing industry. But this October surprise flat-out blindsided us…

All About the Book  |  

Chris Patchell on describing a villain’s first kill and finding inspiration from Facebook

“In the Dark” is a story about a mother’s love, and the lengths Marissa Rooney will go to, to protect her family.

List  |  

6 Famous Authors Who Chose to Self-Publish

A list of famous authors who chose to self-publish, when doing so was considered a creative choice, rather than a desperate measure.

Zines  |  

6 Zines to Satiate Your Fandom

While fanfiction and fan art are all over the internet today, in the 20th century such work would often be published in zines and pamphlets—and the subculture is still alive today.

All About the Book  |  

Don Fraser on how the founding generation of America was as divided as we are today

Disagreement is a part of what makes us Americans, and it is as old as the republic itself.

Seasonal Selections  |  

On the Road Again: Columbus Day Reads

Like Columbus, most people have some level of wanderlust, but few have the same level of opportunity. What’s left to discover anymore? And who has the chance, let alone the paid vacation days, to get on a ship and set sail to new worlds? The next best option: do it vicariously.

News  |  

J.K. Rowling Continues Her Self-Pubbing Spree

New Pottermore Essay Explores Magical Congress of USA

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Indie Voice  |  

Seth Godin: Traditional Publishers “don’t have the imagination to take risks”

ISBNs purchased by indie authors increased 21% in 2015 vs 2014, Amazon announces October is #PoweredByIndie, Why Is Self-Publishing Still a “Last Resort?” + more in this week’s round-up

News  |  

Comixology Debuts Line of Exclusive Original Comics

Amazon’s Comixology Originals will offer comics titles exclusively through the Comixology and Kindle platforms.

Indie Author Day!  |  

Indie Author Day!

Join IR’s Amy Edelman and Ed Charlton on Saturday, 10/8, for Indie Author Day.

All About the Book  |  

Pawan Mishra on growing up in a family of storytellers and how it led to “Coinman”

At the center of the book is the permanent plight of a junior level office worker both at home and at office.

IR Interview  |  

Romance Author R.L. Mathewson: “People automatically assume you are writing porn”

Mathewson is a NYT bestselling author who has written over twenty romance novels, including her popular series Neighbor from Hell.

Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 New Fabulous Crowdfunded Indies

A unique look inside one of Banksy’s most ambitious art installations, two completely different memoirs, a brilliantly illustrated picture book of Darwin’s “On The Origin Of Species” and more.

All About the Book  |  

Denison Hatch on Wall Street, quantitative programming and controlling the world through technology

“Flash Crash” is an electrifying techno-thriller and heist mystery about a programmer who is blackmailed into writing an algorithm that will intentionally crash the gold market.

Book Trailer of the Week  |  

Watch Phantasma by Efthalia

Awesome Trailers Turn Indie Titles into Coming Attractions (First in a regular feature)

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Indie Voice  |  

Hollywood’s 25 Most Powerful Authors 2016 (2 of them self-pubbed!)

How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars, Shelfie Announces Launch of Ebook Deal Finder, CNN Politics to (Self) Pub Election Book in December + more in this week’s round-up