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Cindy Caldwell on Starting over as a Single 50-something

IndieReader | Posted 07.15.2016 | Books

By Cindy Caldwell I can hardly believe that I even have a self-publishing story to write about, let alone a success story! But here I am, on the one...

IndieReader Announces the Winners of the 2016 Discovery Awards

IndieReader | Posted 06.13.2016 | Books

IndieReader, the consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, is hosting a day of free ebook downloads to introduce consumers...

Keira Monclair on How Self-Publishing Changed Her Life (Hint: It Involves Grandchildren!)

IndieReader | Posted 06.08.2016 | Books

By Keira Monclair I started writing on a whim. I loved historical romance so much that I decided to try creating it, and I was surprised by how easil...

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

IndieReader | Posted 05.04.2016 | Books

By Clover Autrey I got my first publishing break in 2006 with The Wild Rose Press, a small ebook press, back when digital books were the new kids on ...

What, Me Query?

IndieReader | Posted 04.13.2016 | Books

When life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Nope. Instead, snatch up the biggest juiciest lemon, and you hurl that mo-fo back as hard as you can. Hear the succulent splat when it hits

This is Why Your Books Aren't Selling: 4 Ways To Improve Now

IndieReader | Posted 03.30.2016 | Books

By Rachel Thompson for IndieReader Your Books Aren't Selling "My sales are awful, and I've done everything. I give up." I heard this from three au...

A Novelist's Most Important Tool

IndieReader | Posted 12.09.2015 | Books

I think I resisted the opportunity to go electric because I feared that somehow the use of a strange alien tool might slow down my creative juices. The computer was a totally foreign tool and after much soul searching I finally took the plunge. The program I used was Wordstar, long gone.

The Hottest Self-Publishing Platform? Twitter!

IndieReader | Posted 11.06.2015 | Books

by Joe Sutton for IndieReader We're back in a time where serialized stories are in vogue: last year, listeners' curiosity was captured by Serial, a T...

6 Spooky Indie Reads for Halloween

IndieReader | Posted 10.29.2015 | Books

The time has come for a creepy foray into the forest of night. As the ghosts and goblins gather around the witches brew, hold tight to your flashlights and expect the unexpected. Halloween has arrived, dear indie readers, and along for the ride are all things spine tingling.

Why Traditionally Published Authors Are Choosing to Go Indie

IndieReader | Posted 10.19.2015 | Books

Having decorated, celebrated authors making use of such platforms can certainly help in legitimizing self-publishing's image.

Kindle Unlimited's New Payment Terms: An Author Does the Math

IndieReader | Posted 08.06.2015 | Books

$1.40 is almost three times what I earned for my last traditionally published novel--a paperback original for teens released in 2010. The book sold for $8.99, and I earned a 6 percent royalty. That came out to 54 cents per copy.

If You Liked 'Grey,' You'll Love...

IndieReader | Posted 07.16.2016 | Books

Can't get enough Christian? Jump into bed with these five erotic indies.

Guest Blogging 101

IndieReader | Posted 07.06.2016 | Books

Guest blogging can be a great way to get your work in front of new sets of eyes and your books on new bookshelves. But landing a guest blogging opportunity isn't as easy as sending off an email to your favorite blogger.

IndieReader Announces the Winners of the 2015 IR Discovery Awards

IndieReader | Posted 05.28.2016 | Books

(5/29/15) -- Melissa Foster, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling indie author of 32 books (which have together sold over 1 million copies) an...

Kick Ass Book Launch Tips (from Two Authors Who Really Know)

IndieReader | Posted 05.11.2016 | Books

For the purposes of this article, a "pro" is someone who earns his/her primary income from writing. Toby Neal and Holly Robinson are pros (although Toby is mostly an indie and Holly mostly traditionally pubbed), with multiple novels and credits of various kinds, and they're also friends.

6 Authors Who Break Boundaries With Indie Lit

IndieReader | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books

Because the world of indie-publishing gives authors more freedom, previously marginalized writers are able to reach a wider audience -- and readers can be treated to a wealth of new perspectives and experiences than those most explored in the traditional realm of publishing.

Monica Murphy Talks Romance, Relatability and Living Life With No Regrets

IndieReader | Posted 05.24.2015 | Books

New York Times, USA Today, IndieReader and internationally bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.

PR Pro Offers Indie Authors Excellent Book Promotion Tips + Ways to Better Navigate the High Publicity Seas

IndieReader | Posted 05.16.2015 | Books

IndieReader's Loren Kleinman recently spoke with Sandra Poirier Smith about book promotion, her dream project and ways indie authors can navigate the high publicity seas.

What Indie Authors Need to Know About Their Manuscripts

IndieReader | Posted 05.12.2015 | Books

Before you have a printed book, you have a manuscript. These are different things, connected but distinct, like a butterfly and a caterpillar. Some indie authors get confused between the two. They have unrealistic expectations of their manuscript.

How Anna Todd's After Racked Up 1 Billion Reads

IndieReader | Posted 05.09.2015 | Books

Anna was always an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she's found a way to combine the three, she's enjoying living a real-life dream come true.

5 Surefire Strategies for Marketing Your eBook

Holly Robinson | Posted 11.15.2014 | Books
Holly Robinson

As I looked back at the past year and dug a little deeper into the various marketing strategies I used, I realized that I did, in fact, discover some things that worked better than others.

Not Reading Indie Books Yet? You're Missing Out

Rachel Thompson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Books
Rachel Thompson

As an indie author since 2010 (and author consultant since 2011), I've watched indies break down stigma barriers ('vanity publishing' is a term rarely...

Self-Publishing: Here To Stay?

Posted 08.21.2013 | Books

By CL Bell for Indiereader: “That was back when the Internet was still some exotic pet kept in the corner of the publishing world – throw some...

2013 IndieReader Discovery Award Winners Announced!

IndieReader | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books

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.

The New York Times (Finally!) Reviews a Self-Published Book

Amy Edelman | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Amy Edelman

After featuring them on their best seller lists -- mostly via the inclusion of ebooks a little over two years ago -- The New York Times has finally reviewed a self-published book.