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Melody Anne Shares Writing Conference Adventures + Why it's Important for Writers to Get Out of the House

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Melody Anne is The New York Times bestselling romance author of the Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, Unexpected Hero's series.
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Joel Mentmore on finding inspiration in the Early European History section of the British Museum when his smartphone died

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There I was, standing among all these old flint arrows and axe heads, all these simple, robust tools, and me with this complex, connected, dead device in my hand.
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Elaine Russell on what inspired her to write "Martin McMillan and the Sacred Stones"

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A fun and past-paced mystery/adventure that should appeal to both girls and boys, especially reluctant readers.
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Women writers are upending the book industry and selling millions in the process

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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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Legendary Author Advises New Writers to Self-Publish Because "Big Publishers Suck"

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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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The future of publishing is in the hands of indie writers.

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An anonymous congressman just (self) pubbed a shocking book, Should You Publish Your First Draft? 3 Things To Know When Self-Pubbing a Book + more in this week's round-up
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Sonny Hayes Talks about Gambling, Goons and "US vs. Welkner"

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I used to gamble fairly regularly. I wasn’t in to the loan sharks, as the book’s protagonist is, but I was quite familiar with the bookies and their chrome revolvers and the giant pair of goons typically flanking them.

How Writing (and Self-Pubbing) Helped Clover Autrey Conquer Her Grief + Pay the Bills

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Emotionally unable to write, and burdened with unpaid medical bills, I pretty much figured that if I couldn’t make this writing thing work, I’d have to give it up.
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William Poe on "Endings: Poetry and Prose"

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Dead ends, murderous deeds, and unfulfilled lives all combine in a unique collection of poems and stories acknowledging that sometimes things just don’t work out.
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Which Authors Get to Be 'Indie'?

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End of the Beginning for E-books?, More Bad News for Nook?, eBooks are now available as part of Amazon’s Giveaway + more in this week's roundup

LAST DAY! Enter your book and save 15% on nearly everything!

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We are very excited to announce that this year is the biggest and best Discovery Awards yet. In celebration, we would like to offer all last minute submissions a 15% off discount—and 15% IR Author Services for today only!
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4 Great Reasons to Enter the 2016 IR Discovery Awards

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Deadline for entries is March 2, 2016 -- Time to get your book into the hands of industry pros who can make a difference to its success!
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Self-Pubbed Author Meredith Wild Profiled in the NYT. World Keeps Turning.

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Placing Literature Launches New + Approved Website, "Method" Acting...for Authors? Three Books to Improve Your Writing + more in this week's round-up

Our Favorite January Crowdfunded Indies

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7 Crowdfunded Titles that offer a measure of social enlightenment and/or cathartic payback, all of them perfect for warming hearts on a cold winter’s day.
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Even Formerly Traditional Publishers are Going Indie!

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Blurb Gets New CEO, Where to Find Legit (Indie) Book Reviews, An author considers the rejection notice as fodder for humor + more in this week's round-up
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Book Crowdfunder PubSlush to Close

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Kindlepreuners from Across the Pond, A Flat Market for Traditional Publishers + more in this week's round-up
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If You Liked "Primates of Park Avenue", You'll LOVE…

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5 fabulous indies that share the hilarious analogies and witty memoir spirit of "Primates of Park Avenue"

April Fools Crazy?
Or Real Indie Titles?

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5 Indie Titles that Will Make You Ask...WTF?
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Hugh Howey Writes that "KDP is for Chumps"

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All You Need to Know About Audio Books, A New App that Replaces "Dirty Words" + more in this week's round-up
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What's Your Income, Indies?

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High-Tech Discoverability, Girl Authors Rule, The Importance of Having a Plan + more in this week's round-up
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Author Survey Paints Grim Picture

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The Origins of the Word "Nerd", Why Our Computers Need to Obey US, Let's Get Romantic + more in this week's round-up.