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Dec 18, 2014
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eBook Piracy: Can You Say “Yo Ho Ho?”

Kindle Direct Publishing gives writers the option to apply DRM – or not – when they upload a book. Smashwords doesn’t support DRM at all.

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First Edition: Indie Style  |  

Gail McHugh’s Steamy Romances “Collide” and “Pulse”

Since many 1st editions fetch big sums at auction, IR takes a closer look at originally self-pubbed titles with traditionally published make-overs

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Why E-Books Shouldn’t Be the Only Game in Town

“These three services [CreateSpace, Ingram Spark and KDP] prove that authors know that marketing their books purely online is foolhardy, and it is critically important to get their titles into bookstores.”

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The Twelve Days of Indie Christmas  |  

The Twelve Days of Indie Christmas

You know the carol. And unless you’ve holed up at home and put a pillow over your head, you’ve probably heard it a thousand times this holiday season – all twelve verses.

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Indie Voice  |  

IR’s Best Books of 2014

Are launch parties worth it, J.K. Rowling goes indie for the holidays, 25 gifts for under $25 + more in this week’s round-up.

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Best of 2014  |  

IndieReader’s Best Books of 2014

Because how many times can you see the same ten titles?

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Lists  |  

7 Books You Must Read in Your 30s

If you’re looking for something to challenge, inspire and move you in your 30s, we’ve got a few good recommendations:

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News  |  

EverAfter Romance App

New eBookstore Offers Readers & Indie Authors New Exciting New Platform

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Indie Voice  |  

IR’s Best Reviewed Books of November

“Still Alice”–from originally indie book to buzzed about indie movie, chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card, Build a Christmas Tree of Books + more in this week’s roundup

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First Edition, Indie Style  |  

Renée Carlino’s Debut Novel “Sweet Thing”

If contemporary titles, including “A Visit from the Goon Squad” and “Bright Lights, Big City” could fetch huge sums at auction, why not take a closer look at self-pubbed titles, especially those subsequently picked up by traditional publishers, which are apt to do a make-over of their own?

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Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Brokeback Mountain,” You’ll LOVE…

5 Titles for IndieReader’s Looking for a Gay Holiday Read

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Updating Author Survey

“Throughout publishing’s history, only a small percentage of published or would-be authors have ever been able to make a living from their writing. Today, that overall number may be larger than ever..”