Against Acknowledgements 

Like those annoying Oscar acceptance speeches, author acknowledgements can be a bit much. Here’s a great argument against them.

Pearls Before Swine creator Stephan Pastis has occasionally posted strips that ring all-to-true for us writer-types.

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July 27, 2014

Reader looking for New Authors? Author looking for Reviews and New Readers?

Here’s a few options:

Kindle Press has created a program for bringing Independent Authors and readers together called Kindle Scout. Authors campaign for their latest books to be nominated for publication. Readers who nominate books that are accepted to be published receive a free Kindle version of the book. Don’t have Kindle? Click here to download FREE App and read Kindle books on your iPad or other e-reader!

Self-Publishing Review has been around since 2008, offering professional reviews and editorial services to the Indie Author. It’s also a great place for readers to discover the latest in independent releases. Two other fine sites are IndieReader and Bestsellersworld.

Virtual Book Tours are a way authors can reach grow their audience via the internet. Sage’s Blog Tours is one of the better sites offering this, and other, services.

 

Your First 1,000 Copies

The hardest part about Independent Publishing is self-marketing. How do you bypass the white-noise of social media and build a substantial audience? Let Tim Grahl be your guide.

IngramSpark

If you want to be a truly independent author, take a look at what the number one book distributor, Ingram, has to offer.