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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 07.16.2015 | Books

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

Guest Blogging 101

IndieReader | Posted 07.06.2015 | 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 05.28.2015 | 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 05.12.2015 | 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.

Best IndieReader Reviewed Books Of 2011

Amy Edelman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Books
Amy Edelman

IndieReader, the consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them, is proud to present our best reviewed books of 2011.

Why You Can't Trust Amazon Reviewers

IndieReader | Posted 02.04.2012 | Books

Love it or hate it, this is an exciting time in the publishing world. Technological advances have made the long, arduous process of publishing a book cheap, easy and fast--giving voice to millions of new authors and providing readers with a richer, more interesting selection of books.

'The Zen of Steve Jobs': A New Graphic Novel From Forbes

Posted 12.10.2011 | Books

From IndieReader: IR interviewed Bruce Upbin, managing editor at Forbes, about their graphic novel, "The Zen of Steve Jobs," a few days before ...

Top 5 Bestselling Indie Books & Why You Should Read Them

Amy Edelman | Posted 10.09.2011 | Books
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.