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11 Pitfalls Every Indie Author Must Avoid!

If, as an indie author, you feel like you’re learning how to…
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9 Things to Consider Before Giving Up on Your Book

Penny Sansevieri, CEO and founder of Author Marketing Experts,…
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Best Reviewed Books of January

The best reviewed books: January edition
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Chris Patchell reveals the publishing strategies + marketing plan that worked for her in Author 2 Author

In IR's first new AUTHOR 2 AUTHOR post, Chris Patchell shares her publishing strategies and hard-won marketing wisdom.
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Best Books of the Month

June (Discovery Award Winners Edition)
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Branding 101 For Authors: What you Need to Know

Branding sounds like one of those scary, nebulous marketing terms that threatens to suck out your soul or turn you into The Borg. It's not.

The Best Self-Published Books of 2016

Our top reviewed books of 2016 compiled for your reading pleasure!
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What It Takes to Open a Bookstore

Researchers Explain Why We Love Harry Potter, First Mad Scientist Science Fiction Writing Contest. Why Costco is the best bookstore in the world + more in this week's round-up
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(Trad) Publishing seeks to address industry’s lack of diversity (again)

Comic Arts Brooklyn 2016, Do We Really Need to Innovate the Reading Experience?, New Start-Up Leafless launches + more in this week's round-up

Mark Zuckerberg's Sister Self-Pubbed a New Election Book

Missy President, a children's book about a fourth-grade girl whose homework assignment about the 2016 presidential election goes viral.
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Once Taboo, Gay Characters Are Taking Over YA Fiction

NaNoWriMo news, Scribd Adds Magazines + News to Subscription Service, Why Most Amazon Reader Reviews are Worthless + more in this week's round-up.
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How to Succeed in the Book Business the Trump Way

Mobile phones + unused storytelling potential, Audiobooks as art form, New Lit Prize for Nonexistent Book + more in this week's round-up.

"Hollywood Dirt": The Movie

Following in the footsteps of other indies-turned- movies "Hollywood Dirt", the indie bestseller has been green-lit for film production
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Ted Neill on bearing witness to the violent conflicts that take place as a result of religious belief

Faith, religion, godliness - these things have caused more pain, suffering, and death than all the plagues of history combined

Hybrid Author Blake Crouch's "Dark Matter" Named a "Best Book of the Year"

After starting his career with a traditional publisher, Crouch moved to self-publishing in 2011 with his novel "Run."

Not Your Mother's YA

Completely unsuitable for teens. You should totally read it.
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The death of the traditional book had been greatly exaggerated

Black-owned bookstores fight to survive + more in this week's round-up

Explore London with Charles Dickens + Sherlock Holmes Lit Maps

Placing Literature launches two new interactive lit maps allowing readers to visit the sites of famous scenes from the Dickens and Arthur Conan Doyle canons.

Want Michael Kors' Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe?

God’s Love We Deliver, NYC's leading provider of meals to people who are too sick to cook for themselves, recently launched their first-ever (indie-pubbed) cookbook.
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The Power and Limits of Curation

The 4 Hardest-to-Find Bookstores in the World, What do Americans lose if bookstores disappear?, We Need Diverse Books Launches Curated Books App + more in this week's round-up

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

If dogs run free, then why not we, Across the swooping plain?