Sep 02, 2015
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Tasty Bits  |  

Final Firecracker

Word had come down that there was only one firecracker left in New Jersey.

saving mona
All About the Book  |  

Gerri Chanel on “Saving Mona Lisa: The Battle to Protect the Louvre and its Treasures During World War II”

Saving Mona Lisa is a fascinating read for anyone interested in history, art, France, Paris, the Louvre or simply a gripping, inspirational story.

go set
Alike But Indie  |  

If You Liked “Go Set A Watchman”, You’ll LOVE…

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

All About the Book  |  

Jonathan Maas on His Award-Winning Sci-Fi Book “Spanners: The Fountain of Youth”

The idea that differing lifespans could give beings strange powers came about when I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Namibia, Africa.

IR Interview  |  

Former Trad Publisher Betty Sargent Talks BookWorks + Her Interest in Indie

Former EIC of William Morrow, Exec Editor of Harper Collins + Delacorte Press, Fiction + Books Editor of Cosmo on Joining the Indie Team

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Genre Discrimination: Speaking Out In Defense of Romance

French Students Self-Pub Books for Underprivileged Haitian Kids, How to Price Your New Indie Book, A Bestselling Indie Helps Puts Kids to Sleep + more in this week’s round-up

All About the Book  |  

Jeremy Gray on His Award Winning Title “Grooveworld”

I wanted to take everything I loved from the rave scene and make a world out of it to call my own.

Crowdfunded Indies  |  

5 More Kickstarter Favorites

Another batch of successful crowdfunded books that represent the best of what indie publishing can be–books created by authors with a vision and supported by readers who share that vision.

All About the Book  |  

Ramona Zabriskie on “Wife for Life: The Power to Succeed in Marriage”

One woman’s inspirational guide to a grand, lifelong marriage.

All About the Book  |  

Christopher Madsen on his IRDA Winning Book Rowdy

The dynamic main character, Holland Sackett Duell, sporting the good looks of George Clooney, was as suave and dashing in real life as any fictional Hollywood character that has graced the big screen.

Best Book Covers  |  

All Dressed Up & Ready to Read

12 Indies with Amazing Covers

Tips  |  

You Talkin’ to Me???

Tips from a Pro on How to Identify and Reach Your Readers

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

PW Asks: Are Traditional Publishers Doing Enough to Support Established Authors?

Can a Virtuous Character Still Make for Interesting Reading? Yikes! Ebook Sales are Down for April (No Surprise as Millennials Prefer Paper) + more in this week’s round-up

the life changing
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If You Liked “The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up”, You’ll LOVE…

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

News  |  

KU’s New Payment Terms: An Author Does the Math

A formerly traditionally pubbed author finds that, even with Amazon’s new calculations, she can still make considerably more money via her Kindle pay-per-page deal sales than she did with a traditional publisher.

99 percent
IR Interview  |  

Doug Richardson Talks Bad Boys, Die Hard + His Indie Books

His movie credits include Die Hard: Die Harder, Bad Boys, and Hostage. As a novelist, he’s penned five suspense thrillers, his most recent are The Safety Expert, Blood Money, and the recently published 99 Percent Kill.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

Brooke Warner: “It’s time for traditional publishing…to pull its head out of the sand.”

Trad Pubbed Authors Told They Can’t Provide Blurbs for POD Books, Are We Living in the Golden Age of Publishing + more in this week’s round-up.

Feature  |  

4 Indie “Podcast Novels”
(Plus “Serial”)

Podcast novels—free, self-published audiobooks—are as old as the medium itself.

look alike
Tips  |  

Book Cover Twinsies

This nifty info-graphic summarizes why so many book covers–both indie and trad–end up looking alike.

Tips  |  

5 Tips for Crafting a Memorable Book Description

Jacket copy will never capture everything you want readers to know. Just accept the fact that a book description is supposed to be a teaser.

indie voice
Indie Voice  |  

“Ever After” Romance Brand Launches a Print Program for Indies

New Editing App, “Go Set a Watchman” Breaking Records (Alike But Indie for the title forthcoming) + more in this week’s roundup

All About the Book  |  

Lou Kilzer on his Book “Fatal Redemption”

All about the 2015 IRDA winner in the mystery category.

All About the Book  |  

Lisa Quast on the “Secrets of a Hiring Manager Turned Career Coach: A Foolproof Guide to Getting the Job You Want. Every Time.”

2015 First place Non-Fiction IRDA Winning Author says, “This book is meant to be your go-to guide for conducting a successful job search, sharing the basics everyone should master.”

the preference
IR Interview  |  

Michele Scott on Being Kicked to the Curb by Penguin + Finding Indie

She dreamed of being a writer since the age of nine and is the bestselling author of more than three dozen books–women’s fiction, paranormal novels, mysteries, and thrillers.