Indie Voice

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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Seth Godin: Traditional Publishers "don’t have the imagination to take risks"

ISBNs purchased by indie authors increased 21% in 2015 vs 2014, Amazon announces October is #PoweredByIndie, Why Is Self-Publishing Still a “Last Resort?” + more in this week's round-up
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Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors 2016 (2 of them self-pubbed!)

How one Amazon Kindle scam made millions of dollars, Shelfie Announces Launch of Ebook Deal Finder, CNN Politics to (Self) Pub Election Book in December + more in this week's round-up
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"...the freedom to self publish is one of the greatest acts we may undertake for it ensures authorship will not be compromised for any reason."

(Very!) Early Self-Pubbed SciFi Book, Does Amazon Really Put Customers First?, JK Rowling Self-Pubbed Patronus Test Keeps ‘Harry Potter’ Marketing Alive + more in this week's round-up
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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
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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
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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
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Authors Need Publishers Less than Ever

Airline buys 2,000 copies of self-pubbed bedtime story, Why You Need an ISBN, a Guide to Email Marketing Your Self-Pubbed book + more in this week's round-up
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Marketing a New Book: 6 Tactics Authors & Publishers Love

3 Facebook Changes You Need to Know About, Publishing Scam Artists (and How to Spot Them), Which Formats Should You Use When Self-Pubbing + more in this week's round-up
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Women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

The Rise of Indie Crime Novels, Everything You Need to Know about ARC's and Metadata, 10 Self-Pubbing Trends to Watch + more in this week's round-up
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How To Avoid Feeling Overwhelmed as an Indie Author

3 Ways Indie Publishers Sell Books, Getting Global Reach for your Self-published Books, 4 Steps to Build a Strong Author Platform + more in this week's round-up
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If You Just Keep Writing, Will You Get Better?

It's all about that audience, How Indie Authors Should Price a Book for Optimal Success, What Is Book Marketing Anyway? + more in this week's round-up
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Legendary Author Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because "Big Publishers Suck"

All About ISBN's (and why you need one!), Marketing Tips from Industry Experts, What Makes a Bestseller + more in this week's round-up
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EU referendum: keep calm and expect change

E-book Sales Decline, Kindle Instant Book Previews, Timberland libraries now offer access to self-published books + more in this week's round-up
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Copyright: What Every Author Needs to Know

5 Ways Indie Authors Can Advocate for Themselves, Indie Author's Book Coming to a Screen Near You + more in this week's round-up
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"So why does everyone seem to think the e-book is dead? ...because the authors whose ebooks are flourishing are self-published."

Booktrope Closing Leaves Authors Hanging, Stealing Books in the Age of Self-Pubbing, 8 things booksellers want self-pubbed authors to know + more in this week's round-up