Aug 25, 2016
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Digger Cartwright on his IRDA Winning “The Maynwarings”

I was always a fan of westerns and that genre has gone out of style.

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Book Trailer  |  

Book Trailer: The Sweet Adventures of Henry P. Twist

The trailer is voiced by award-winning actor Jim Dale, who is also known as the voice behind Harry Potter.

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Derek Vasconi on Being God + How Painful Loss Inspired His Writing

The bastard child of Haruki Murakami’s 1Q84 and Stephen King’s CARRIE, KAI explores how one innocent girl becomes the target of enormous rage living inside another girl-who is seemingly from another world.

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Crowdfunded Indies, Including a Collection of Horror Stories and…Donald Trump

This month we’ve got a new haul of crowdfunded titles, including an illustrated book of scary stories and an even more horrifying alphabet book featuring none other than “F is for Fear-Mongering” Republican presidential nominee, Donald Trump.

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Jérôme Sabatier on his IRDA Winning “The World Heritage Sites of France”

This travel guide includes the same essential information as a traditional “paper” guide, as well as enriched Internet features: real-time information updates, hundreds of pictures, links and tips.

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Indie Voice  |  

Authors Need Publishers Less than Ever

Airline buys 2,000 copies of self-pubbed bedtime story, Why You Need an ISBN, a Guide to Email Marketing Your Self-Pubbed book + more in this week’s round-up

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Terry John Barto on his IRDA Winning “Nickerbacher, the Funniest Dragon”

Once upon a time, a young dragon named Nickerbacher stood guard for Princess Gwendolyn in a tall tower because his papa told him to.

What Else But Indie?  |  

5 Marijuana Books that Deserve to Get a Buzz

Whether you’re a regular user or just pot-curious, have a look at a few of the weed-themed books that have sprung up in the past few years.

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Charles Smith on his IRDA Winning “We Chose to Go”

The story is set several decades in the future, and chronicles the story of a remarkable young woman who spends her life training for humankind’s first foray into interstellar space.

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Indie Voice  |  

Marketing a New Book: 6 Tactics Authors & Publishers Love

3 Facebook Changes You Need to Know About, Publishing Scam Artists (and How to Spot Them), Which Formats Should You Use When Self-Pubbing + more in this week’s round-up

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Owen Thomas on his IRDA Winning “Signs of Passing”

Signs of Passing is dedicated to the truth that it is never too late to set aside the life that no longer serves us and to start anew.

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Loved “Trump: The Art of the Deal”, You Might Like…

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

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William Poe on his IRDA Winning “Simple Simon”

Cocaine overtook the lives of many people during the 1980s. That seemed especially true in the Hollywood gay scene, where I was something of a fixture in the bars, especially the seedy ones.

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David Chauner on his IRDA Winning “High Road: Chasing the Yellow Jersey”

“High Road” is a novel about the choices a professional cyclist must make when confronted by compelling temptations to break the rules in order to win the Tour de France.

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Luckiest Girl Alive”, You’ll LOVE…

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

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Cameron Stelzer on his IRDA Winning “The Trophy of Champions: Pie Rats Book 4”

The inspiration for The Trophy of Champions came from the 2012 London Olympics. I wanted to create an Olympic-style series of events with a pirate twist.

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


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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

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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.

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

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

I experiment with characters.