Oct 06, 2015
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the martian
News  |  

Congrats to (the previously self-pubbed) “The Martian”!

Rebuffed by lit agents when trying to get his prior books pubbed, tech-nerd Andy Weir decided to self-publish.

keep the faith
Tips  |  

Keeping the Faith

What are the conditions that lead to a loss of purpose/belief/faith in your still unfinished manuscript?

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Getting Your Book into the Library Market: Tips from Jane Friedman

Indie Book “Leaves of Grass” First Book w/a Blurb, NetGalley Now Grants Wishes, A New Case for the Memoir, What’s Next for eBook Subscription Services + more in this week’s round-up

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A History of Banned Books

For hundreds of years censors have sought to control the types of literature we read by banning certain books.

Marginalized (Indie) Authors  |  

6 Favorite LGBT Indie Reads

One thing that the self-publishing revolution has made easier is finding work by oft-marginalized authors.

Tips  |  

Organizing Your Perfect Home Workplace

Being a writer is hard. Being a self-published writer is harder.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

What Digital Apocalypse? Why Print is Not Dead

The Future of Lit Consumption, Bestselling Author Shares Advice on Launching Books via Amazon, Author Solutions & Alliant Int’l University to Launch Alliant Press + more in this week’s roundup

tales of the
IR Interview  |  

Robert Dinsmoor Talks about “Tales of the Troupe”

This IR Approved memoir follows the trials and tribulations of a comedy troupe in the mean streets of Manhattan in the 1980s, as told by one of the writers.

Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Isle of the Lost: A Descendant’s Novel”, You’ll LOVE…

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

All About the Book  |  

Don Desroches on his book “Conscious Coupling”

Two Divorce Mediators use information gathered while counseling couples to help them be proactive in their relationships before they get on the path to divorce.

author earnings
News  |  

Hugh Howey: eBook eCosystem Growing, Led by Indies

And other news from the latest Author Earnings Report

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Survey Says: Majority of Indie & Trad Pubbed Authors Earn Below Poverty Line

Another (bestselling) Trad Pubbed Author Moves Over to the Indie Side, 2nd Indies-Only Bookstore Opens, Bookstore Sales Up in July + more in this week’s roundup

News  |  

Lena Launches Lenny

With an award-winning television series and a controversial memoir already behind her (pubbed through traditionals–Dunham is now ready to launch a new, self-published, venture: an email newsletter called Lenny.

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Crowdfunded Indies  |  

6 Awesome Crowdfunded Indies

Featuring a selection of successfully funded titles from Kickstarter and Unbound.

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Tips  |  

Making the Time to Write

You do have extra hours in your day to write. And we’ll show you where to find them!

New Releases!  |  

6 Upcoming (Indie) Titles for Your Fall Reading Pleasure

With temperatures dropping and the autumn leaves starting to drop, an indie romance is the perfect way to take the chill off those cooler fall nights.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

The Self Publishing Manifesto

Kindle Scout Now Available World-Wide, Upcoming Indie Author Events, IR’s Bestseller List: Get them while they’re still indie + more in this week’s round-up

Horror movie scene with a girl dressed in white in a desolated house; Shutterstock ID 149780201; PO: 1259; Job: ghosts
Tasty Bits  |  

The Fear of Ghosts

I remember my first time like it was yesterday. Not the name or the face, just the feeling as I was going through the motions.

back to school
Seasonal Selections  |  

Seasonal (Indie) Selections: Back-to-School Edition

While parents everywhere rejoice, some of their children aren’t quite so happy.

no apologies
All About the Book  |  

“No Apologies” Author J.A. Carter-Winward

It’s the type of work demanded by the technical age: the pieces are immediately accessible, they tell a story and they are something you can go in and out of and read out of context.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers: Buy Your Self-Published Book Here!

Author Solutions Case Ends in Settlement (but there’s another class action pending), Reedsy Launches an Author Survey, The Rabbit Who Wants to Fall Asleep Snagged By Trad Publisher + more in this week’s round-up

IR Interview  |  

Author Alon Seifert Talks about Kickstarting Spider’s Heart

From working on the George Clooney campaign for Nespresso to writing the story of Little Pablo, the vegetarian spider.

super powers
Staff Picks  |  

5 (Indie) Protagonists with Super-Powers

Are you a reader who yearns for the supernatural, magic powers and/or a cosmic sense of wisdom? We’ve got some books for you.

All About the Book  |  

Page McBrier Talks About “Abracadabra Tut”

A fun, fast-paced read, full of action and adventure that offers surprises at every twist along the journey.