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Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

Writers, Start Building Your Brand Early!

One of the great challenges for an indie author is dividing time between actual writing and marketing. And I would argue that the same goes for writers who are as yet unpublished. Sometimes, I like to think about giants like Joyce, Fitzgerald and Nabokov. How did those guys do it? Most likely, not at all—or […]

The Forgotten Ones (Book One) by Laura Howard

The Forgotten Ones (Book One) by Laura Howard

About “The Forgotten Ones: Book 1 (The Danaan Trilogy)“ Allison O’Malley’s plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with for as long […]

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

What My Children Taught Me About Persistence

A guest post by Steven Remington. My two year old daughter stands at my feet while I am speaking on the phone and repeatedly says, “Dad… dad, dad, daddy, dad,” until I am frustrated enough I finally burst out, “What??” All parents have been in this situation. It could be a person you’re talking to […]

The Kraken: Part I by Jonas Cobos

The Kraken: Part I by Jonas Cobos

About “The Kraken: Part 1“ Where other authors give us the trappings of steampunk without real substance, Jonas Cobos infuses his world thoroughly with the substance and spirit of the genre, 110% full of steampunk ideas and motivations. And he did something few other writers have done…made steampunk goggles actually functional tools rather than mere […]

The Noru: Blue Rose by Lola StVil

The Noru: Blue Rose by Lola StVil

About “The Noru: Blue Rose“ The last thing I see before I close my eyes are his silver wings coming toward me. He lifts me up and takes me in his arms. While demons hurl fireballs at us from every direction, I study his face. I realize he doesn’t want me to live; he needs […]

A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne

A Love That Never Tires by Allyson Jeleyne

About “A Love That Never Tires“ Linley Talbot-Martin is a girl who likes to get her hands dirty. As the daughter of a famous archaeologist, she’s been everywhere and seen everything—except London. When the Talbot-Martin team travels there for her father’s investiture, Linley finally gets her wish. But when the time comes to trade her […]

Cinderella’s Cowboy by Roxanne Snopek

Cinderella’s Cowboy by Roxanne Snopek

About “Cinderella’s Cowboy“ Chad Anders doesn’t know why mousy Cynthia Henley trips all over her tongue when she’s around him. Nor does he understand his undeniable attraction to this good girl. Wild and sexy is his type, like the dream-girl he caught a glimpse of years earlier he’s never forgotten. Cynthia’s superpower is invisibility, especially […]

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

His Captive Princess by Sandra Jones

About “His Captive Princess“ Earned respect is sweet…but deserved revenge is sweeter. Warren de Tracy was assured the Welsh village of Dinefwr would be an easy conquest, as would the widow of its fallen prince. Wedding her will appease the locals and win the respect of his liege, the usurper King Stephen. Instead, Warren is […]

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

The Girl of Diamonds and Rust by Susan Ward

About “The Girl of Diamonds and Rust“ “Maybe this is love. Protecting the part of yourself most important to you and knowing when to let go so that you can keep a small piece of that person alive and real in your heart.”~~Chrissie Parker “He will never need you the way I need you. He […]

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

Remembering Will by Jim Yackel

About “Remembering Will“ Memory is pain, but there are some things he’ll never forget… At thirty-nine years of age, Will Gailey is an “over the hill” singer-songwriter who leads a rock band that the music business doesn’t consider to have the “now” sound. A trauma has rocked his world, and as a result his memory […]

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Become an IndieBookWeek.com Contributor!

Many of us writers and authors maintain blogs, those creative writing outlets which we tie into our social media accounts as a method of outreach to potential readers and, ideally, new fans. I’ve heard of many reasons for starting a blog, including: – Gaining readership in advance of publishing a novel – Using blog entries […]

Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia

Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia

A new book release from Miranda Moondawn.   About “Mooniana and the Secret of the Lost Chronicles of Sophia” In every epoch and age there are a handful of souls who hear the Earth’s voice, hearken to the Muses’s song and drink from the font of the Goddess of Wisdom. These are the poets, artists […]

Finding that Happy Ending

Finding that Happy Ending

More and more, as a reader, I find myself searching for something new. This has less to do with branching out into genres I haven’t yet explored and more to do with wanting the old and familiar to suddenly feel fresh and inspired. More zip? More zing? Is that what’s missing for me? I don’t […]

Write A Better Book Through Meditation

Write A Better Book Through Meditation

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” ― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations   On my checklist of things to do in this life, meditation had always been in the “no time soon” category. Something about it seemed a bit suspect to me. As evidence, I offer you my original take on […]

Storytelling Through Music

Storytelling Through Music

Yesterday evening, I attended a concert at Strathmore Hall Arts Center. Intermission was followed by a modern symphony making its world premiere performance for a concert band. As part of his introduction, the evening’s conductor, Lt. Col. Jason Fettig, said that the composer intended the piece to be a journey through the ups and downs […]

Author Interview: Chicki Brown

Author Interview: Chicki Brown

  Since we last met… Have you published new novels or short stories? Tell us about them! Chicki: Ain’t Too Proud to Beg Hollywood film star Vaughn Breland has wrecked his beloved Lamborghini, lost his latest movie role, the use of his legs and possibly his fabulous good looks. He’s depressed and mad at the […]

Storytelling and the Campfire

Storytelling and the Campfire

  I notice as I comb through the self-published e-books on Amazon that a good number of the offerings are autobiographies. Non-fiction. People writing about their own lives and experiences. About their own adventures, misfortunes, and triumphs. It occurs to me that perhaps the meteoric rise in self-published, written works has turned the Kindle into […]

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

Author Interview: Marla A. Madison

  About Marla A. Madison Year first published: 2011 Number of books and short stories currently published: 3 suspense novels. Bio: I’m a retired mediator and now work part-time as an arbitrator. I started writing after I retired and only became serious about it when I joined a critique group of local authors. I discovered […]

Jodi Picoult Interview: Arthur Kade’s #InTheLab

Jodi Picoult Interview: Arthur Kade’s #InTheLab

Best Selling Author Jodi Picoult joins Internet Media Lab’s Arthur Kade to discuss her book The Storyteller.

Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl: Waterstones Book Club

Gillian Flynn on Gone Girl: Waterstones Book Club

In Gone Girl, Amy has disappeared, and her husband Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. Very much proving that there are two sides to every story, the novel shifts point of view with each chapter, so we read of Nick’s encounters with the media and police following his wife’s apparent kidnapping, as well as being […]