Interviews

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Indie Erotica: 20 Questions with Eden Baylee

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At the age of eleven, Eden Baylee, bestselling indie author of Fall into Winter, purchased a copy of Story of O by Pauline Réage. “It's amazing what they sold to kids back then in Montreal,” she says.
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David Raterman, author of "The River Panj"

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Fiction is art so sales forecasts are speculative, whereas nonfiction is easier for sales and marketing people to wrap their arms around. So I do understand why it’s tough to take a chance on a new novelist, especially one without the massive platform that editors like (hence novels by Snooki and Paris Hilton).
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Richard Bard on "Brainrush"

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I was astounded to learn that there are a growing number of cases where ordinary people suffer a head injury and then immediately develop incredible mental abilities—like photographic memory, math skills, or artistic talents.
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Interview with Theresa Ragan

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I started writing ABDUCTED out of frustration with not selling to New York. I decided to kill off a few characters and hopefully some frustrations at the same time.
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Neal Pollack, author of "Jewball"

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This [indie] route is so much faster, it's not even vaguely comparable [with trad publishing]. It's the difference between dial-up and broadband.
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The Zen of Steve Jobs: A New Graphic Novel from Forbes

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A Zen ninja re-imagining of Steve Jobs in the wilderness between stints at the company he founded and loved.
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Interview with Melissa Foster

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The one important thread that is common with [traditional and indie publishing] is that authors will need to market their own books no matter which way they publish.
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Ray Flynt on Kisses of an Enemy

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The story is about power—having, losing, grabbing for, and trying to hold on to power—and how people act when facing those challenges.
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Interview with CJ Lyons

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I've been a storyteller all my life—something that left me in "time-out" quite a lot as a child.
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Interview with Darcie Chan

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#1 on the "List Where Indies Count", #8 on The New York Times bestseller list, #18 on USA Today's list and #5 on Amazon
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Field Tested Books

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It’s a fool’s errand really.
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Interview with Simon Wood, author "We All Fall Down"

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I’m an ex-racecar driver, a licensed pilot and an occasional private investigator.
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Rick Murcer: Indie's Newest Best Seller

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The great thing about the indie world is the freedom to write, release, and market whenever and whatever...the American way for sure.
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IR Interview with Bestselling Author J.P. Locke

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One thing I’ve never mentioned about my background is that I’ve never received a paycheck in my life!
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Bestselling Indie Author J. Carson Black

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At this juncture, I would not go with a traditional publisher. I’ve been through it a couple of times and I’m tired of the smack I hear when the door hits me on the way out!
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Elisa Lorello on Faking It

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A 30-something female writing professor proposes an unusual arrangement to a male escort: lessons in writing in exchange for lessons in love.
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New Yorker Cartoonist and Indie Comix Creator Shannon Wheeler

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I was always particularly fascinated with Snoopy's dog house and what went on inside of it.
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How I Got the NY Review of Books to Review My Indie...

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...got Random House to buy it, and other interesting info from author Jerry McGill
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How I Got My Book to #1 on the Indie Bestseller List

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A conversation with Ethan Cross, author of The Shepherd, the #1 Self-Published Best Seller
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Henry Baum on The American Book of the Dead

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A writer's working on a book about the end of the world. He starts dreaming about people who turn out to be real - all of whom are having their own prophetic dreams.
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How I Got My Indie Books Onto The NYTimes Bestseller List

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Romantic suspense happens to be a smoking hot genre and I write smoking hot characters...
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Barry Eisler on The Lost Coast

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Introducing our new feature, in which indie authors answer five questions about their latest books.
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The Next Coming of James Frey

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Did your deciding to self-publish have anything to do with any dissatisfaction with traditional publishing?
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Storming the Castle

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The publishing business was like a giant castle, guarded by sharpshooters in every turret, and surrounded by a giant moat full of large poisonous monsters.