Sep 30, 2016
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the girl on
Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Girl on the Train”, You’ll LOVE…

5 Indie Titles Guaranteed to Give You a Thrill!

brave-new
Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Brave New World” You’ll LOVE…

Banned Books Week Edition

Calendar
Book Fair + Writer's Conference Calendar  |  

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

October

redfall
All About the Book  |  

Jay J. Falconer asks, would a broke government lie, cheat, and kill its own citizens to maintain order and power?

Redfall is a speculative dystopian fiction about a sweeping global conspiracy, designed to bring down society and send us back to the Stone Age.

the-light-2
Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “The Light Between Oceans”, You’ll LOVE…

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

banished
All About the Book  |  

Kaylin McFarren on her IRDA Winning “Banished Threads”

A valuable art collection disappears turning a treasure-hunting duo into crime-stopping sleuths willing to risk their lives to vindicate family members.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

New “50 Shades Darker” Trailer (you know you want to watch)

Book Readers Live Longer, Kickstarter kicks traditional publishing’s ass, Americans Still Love Libraries (Especially the Books), Amazon dominates 9what else is new) + more in this week’s round-up

schism
All About the Book  |  

Britt Holewinski on what happens when a government-created virus is kills billions of people in weeks

“Schism” is “Lord of the Flies” on a global scale.

a-naked
Seasonal Selections  |  

6 Indie Books in Celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month

September is National Hispanic Heritage Month and we at IR thought we’d celebrate by sharing some of our favorite titles by self-pubbed (or previously self-pubbed), Hispanic authors.

song-of
All About the Book  |  

J.G. Zymbalist on “Song of the Oceanides” and the influence of Lost In Space

Much of the story comes from idea books I’ve been keeping since childhood when I had a bout with depression.

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IR Interview  |  

Stephanie Bond on why she credits her success with self-publishing to the hard-knocks she got when she pubbed “traditionally”

Author of over seventy mystery and romance novels, plus a Hallmark Channel movie based on one of her titles.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Publishers are no longer in the book trade; they are in the what-the-hell-can-we-do-to-make-a-buck trade

We are Reading Less Lit, A Closer Look at the “Return to Print” story, New “Books Desk” at the NYTimes (which like the old one, will not probably not review indies) + more in this week’s roundup

because
All About the Book  |  

Jack A. Langedijk on Bertolt Brecht and trying to entertain in order to get his message across

A fictional story about a tragic period of one remarkable man’s life.

national parks
Happy Anniversary!  |  

Three Authors Celebrate the National Parks System’s 100th Anniversary

If you can’t get to a park, do the next best thing and pick up one of these books!

splendor
All About the Book  |  

David Zindell Tells the Story of Our Generation in “Splendor”

We are stardust; we are golden; and we’ve got to get ourselves back to the garden. 


a passing
All About the Book  |  

J. Paul Devlin talks about the life of a conflicted gay teenager in “A Passing Phase”

I was inspired to write the book after repeatedly hearing in the news about teens killing themselves because they couldn’t cope with being gay.

lena story
News  |  

Lena Dunham is Giving it Away for Free

Find the actor’s latest short story in The Lenny Letter

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All About the Book  |  

Rod Bremer on allowing methods of educating to catch up to our brain’s learning capacity

I wanted to distill into an easy-to-follow procedure the elements necessary for optimal learning.

lick-it
News  |  

Indie graphic novel about female orgasms licks the competition

Indie Superhero Comic Tops Charts

25 online
Tips  |  

25 Online Destinations to Spark Your Writing Inspiration

Writing and creativity go hand in hand. They are kind of like soul mates – you can’t have one without the other.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Dear Indie Authors: How To Hit The USA Today Bestseller List

Wattpad Unveils Ad-Generated Revenue Program, Kickstarter Marks a Milestone, 6 Ways to Vet a Freelance Editor + more in this week’s round-up

HECTOR
All About the Book  |  

Patrick Jones on his IRDA Winning “Hector’s Heroic Day”

The story about a boy whose admiration for all kinds of heroes leads him on an adventure to become one.

simple simon
What Else But Indie?  |  

Six Boundary-Breaking Indies

An indie author’s strongest suit is that, no longer needing the “permission” of cultural gate-keepers to get their work in the hands of readers, they are able to write stories that have been overwhelmingly absent in traditionally published titles, speaking in a voice all their own.

MAYNWARINGS
All About the Book  |  

Digger Cartwright on his IRDA Winning “The Maynwarings”

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