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Recommended Reading: #GoIndie With Jenny Bravo

Katie Li | Posted 07.01.2016 | Home
Katie Li

When I decided to self-publish my first book, my biggest fear was that I would be alone and unsupported. I quickly learned that I had nothing to worry...

Only a Fool Would Try to Build a Business on Public-Private Partnerships in Education

Robyn Shulman | Posted 06.06.2016 | Education
Robyn Shulman

"Life is about creating and living experiences that are worth sharing."- Steve Jobs Meet Mark Claypool, a pioneer in the public-private education se...

Navigating Self-Publishing With BookLife: Insight From Editor Adam Boretz

Crystal Ponti | Posted 05.09.2015 | Home
Crystal Ponti

When navigating self-publishing, indie authors are faced with countless choices. Decisions must be made on how and where to publish a book, what marketing strategies will be used and whether or not self-publishing is a stepping stone to finding an agent or traditional publisher.

Four Great Ways to Find Indie Books You'll Love

Brandi Megan Granett | Posted 10.20.2014 | Home
Brandi Megan Granett

"What book will really capture your heart and mind?"

Inside the Bizarro World of Christoph Paul

Loren Kleinman | Posted 05.28.2014 | Home
Loren Kleinman

Christoph Paul is the author of five books of prose and poetry that cross multiple genres, including humor, poetry, satire, bizarro, horror and non-fiction.

Equal But Different

Amy Edelman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Home
Amy Edelman

Let's get rid of the vanity label once and for all. We're here, we're self-pubbed and we're proud.

Self-Publishing on a Shoestring: Amazon's Matchbook Program

Christiana Miller | Posted 11.12.2013 | Home
Christiana Miller

There's a lot of buzz right now about Amazon's Matchbook Program. But only one traditional publishing house is willing to try it -- and only on a limited basis. So, where does that leave indie authors, who are wondering whether or not they should jump in?

2013 IndieReader Discovery Award Winners Announced!

IndieReader | Posted 08.06.2013 | Home

IndieReader, the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, created the annual IR Discovery Awards (IRDAs) for one reason: to help readers discover the best indie books, reviewed by IR staff and vetted by some of the top people in publishing today.

Art Of Indie Cover Design

| Posted 05.31.2013 | Home

By Terri Giuliano Long for With self-publishing settling into the mainstream, fierce competition has upped the ante for indie autho...

Why Indie Authors Need Rabble

Amy Edelman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Home
Amy Edelman

The publishing world is changing faster than you can say Random-Penguin-Schuster.

The Stigma Against Self Publishing

| Posted 05.16.2012 | Home

Written by Terri Giuliano Long for Bookselling This Week just reported that brick and mortar booksellers are making it easier for s...

Kindle Books: Does Low Price Mean Low Quality?

Reno Charlton | Posted 06.17.2012 | Home
Reno Charlton

They say you should never judge a book by its cover -- it is also important to never judge a book by its price.

Pimping Your Book, Indie or Traditional

Holly Robinson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Home
Holly Robinson

There are some differences in how traditional and indie books are publicized, but those differences are shrinking by the nanosecond.

Why Indie Authors Aren't Taken Seriously

| Posted 01.30.2012 | Home

by Melissa Foster and Amy Edelman for Several predictions have stated that 2012 will be “The Year of the Indie Author”. After ...

Scary Good Indie Books for Halloween

Amy Edelman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home
Amy Edelman

As the temperature drops and the leaves fall, what could be more fun than cuddling up with a bowl of candy corn and a good scary book (after the doors are bolted, of course!)?

7 Great Indie Books to Read Whilst You Occupy Wall Street

Amy Edelman | Posted 12.17.2011 | Home
Amy Edelman

We thought we'd contribute to the movement by suggesting some great indie titles to fill the time between demonstrating and getting doused with pepper spray.

9 Famous Books You Won't Believe Were Self-Published

Amy Edelman | Posted 12.04.2011 | Home
Amy Edelman

Indie (aka self) publishing is hardly a new phenomena. And contrary to some, it is not code word for "not good enough."

Are Books As Sexy Without Their Covers?

Indie Reader | Jane Genova | Posted 11.22.2011 | Home

From Indie Reader Ebooks sales spiked more than 145 percent last July. And that’s despite that fact that many of the titles don’t even have co...

Top 5 Bestselling Indie Books & Why You Should Read Them

Amy Edelman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Home
Amy Edelman

The question I hear most often is "what makes an indie book different?" As opposed to the consortium of people who put together a traditionally published book, an indie book represents the singular vision of its author.

Indie eBooks: The Gateway "Drug" to Traditional Publishing

Amy Edelman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Home
Amy Edelman

Gone are the days when a writer had to spend hours hunched over a stack of query letters, only to have their hopes dashed months later with the arrival of an unsigned form letter.

5 Best Summer Indie Beach Reads

Amy Edelman | Posted 09.11.2011 | Home
Amy Edelman

Let's face it. You can pretty much predict what everyone else at the beach will be reading this summer.

2011 Indie Book Award Winners Announced

Posted 08.08.2011 | Home

Independent Book Publishing Professionals Group has named the best indie books of 2011....

Do Authors Still Need Publishers?

Mark Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Coker

Just as many entrepreneurs no longer need venture capitalists to launch their companies, authors no longer need publishers to publish.