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Self Published Books

If You Self-Publish Your Book, Can You Sell It to a Big Publisher Down the Road -- And Would You Even Want To?

Allison Carmen | Posted 10.23.2014 | Books
Allison Carmen

As many of you know, my book The Gift of Maybe is being published by Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, on November 4, 2014. What some of ...

Equal But Different

Amy Edelman | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
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: 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...

Where Can Self-Published Books Get Reviewed?

| Sabrina Ricci for IndieReader | Posted 06.19.2013 | Books

By Sabrina Ricci for IndieReader With few exceptions, major news publications do not review indie books, even though more than 235,000 titles were ...

Self-Published Ebooks Dominate Bestseller List

| Posted 04.30.2013 | Books

Every week, Digital Book World compiles an ebooks bestseller list (here's their methodology). Starting today, we're featuring each week's top ten paid...

Andrew Losowsky

Author Says Boston Attack 'May Have Been Inspired By My Fiction' | Andrew Losowsky | Posted 04.17.2013 | Books

In 2002, Tom Lonergan wrote a book called Heartbreak Hill. Subtitled "The Boston Marathon Thriller," the novel was about a terrorist plot to set off a...

Why Indie Authors Need Rabble

Amy Edelman | Posted 04.30.2013 | Books
Amy Edelman

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

Self-Publishing Stigma: Because Revolutions Take Time

Penny C. Sansevieri | Posted 04.11.2013 | Books
Penny C. Sansevieri

It was, as most in publishing felt, a last-ditch effort to see your work in print. But anyone who has actually worked it, meaning gotten a good book out, taking the time to find the exact right cover and then putting their heart and soul into marketing knows that there's nothing vain about this process.

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.

The New Vanity Publishing: Traditional Publishing

Bernard Starr | Posted 10.23.2012 | Books
Bernard Starr

Is the "prestige" of a traditional publisher's imprint mostly illusory in the context of the new world of publishing?

IndieReader Discovery Award Winners Announced

IndieReader | Posted 08.04.2012 | Books

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

Scary Good Indie Books for Halloween

Amy Edelman | Posted 12.26.2011 | Books
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!)?

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.

Indie eBooks: The Gateway "Drug" to Traditional Publishing

Amy Edelman | Posted 10.04.2011 | Books
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.

Does Self Publishing Make It Too Easy?

Publishing Perspectives | Posted 09.24.2011 | Books

As author Bob Mayer discusses in today's feature story, digital self-publishing has shortened the distance between reader and writer, both literally, ...

The Good Reading Seal of Approval

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 09.04.2011 | Books
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

Many of us solve this "too much information" tsunami by turning to critics and top picks, soliciting recommendations from friends, or staying with entrenched reading habits.

No Stigma for Self-Published e-Books - Just Sales!

Arielle Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arielle Ford

There was a time when having a self-published book meant you were not good enough to have a real book - or at least that was the perception. Many aut...

WATCH: 'An Awesome Book Of Thanks!'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

When we found "An Awesome Book" last year, the author, Dallas Clayton, blogger for We Love You So had done an irresistible video about his irresistibl...

Amazon Takes On Self-Published Books, Gives New Life To The Overlooked

USA Today | Bob Minzesheimer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Amazon vice president Jeff Belle says the company's first venture into traditional publishing "identifies great books that we think have been overlook...