Highlighting the best independent publications in fiction and non-fiction. Your new favorite author is right here.

Guest Post: S.G. Night reports on an incredibly powerful marketing tool for authors

SG Night

“Hindsight is 20:20” takes 2nd place (right behind stuff about death-and-taxes) as the world’s truest proverb. We are always a …

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Guest Post: That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore by Duncan Milne

Duncan

Suicide is serious. So is depression. And addiction too. These are issues severe enough to be social conditions not left …

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Guest Post: How exactly does an author write? by V.E. Bystry

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If you are reading this, chances are you consider yourself one of three different kinds of people. One, a writer. …

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Guest Post: The writing endeavours of Byron Edgington

Byron Edgington

Since my second book has just gone live on Amazon in paper and digital, it seemed like a good opportunity …

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Guest Post : Frank Bukowski’s Bad Day At The Office 6 *Mature Content*

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“Why should I let the toad work Squat on my life?” The opening couplet from Philip Larkin’s poem ‘Toads’ never …

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An Unplanned Trilogy, by Susan Moore Jordan

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As it happens – a very useful phrase for a writer, by the way – the three novels I have …

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Guest Post: Frank Bukowski’s review of ‘Surely You’re Joking Mr Feynman’, by Richard P Feynman.

Surely Youre Joking Mr Feynman

Knowing from experience how deflating a negative review can be, I have a rule that if I don’t get along …

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Guest Post: The Heart of the Indie Writer by Chelsie Shock

Chelsie Shock

What an amazing time we live in today. Opportunities and possibilities are endless. If things hadn’t changed this much in …

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Guest Post: Questions, answers and rollercosters by James Walley

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“So, what’s your book about?” That’s the familiar question when someone learns that you’ve decided to take the plunge and …

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The Inspiration for Eli’s Heart by Susan Moore Jordan

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Eli’s Heart was inspired by a friendship I had decades ago with a brilliant teenage pianist born with a defective …

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A word from Kitty…

Kitty Mulholland

Hi. My name is Kitty Mulholland and I’m a swinger. Saying it like that makes me feel as though I …

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Self-editing is possible by L.J. Hutton

LJHutton

Many of you reading this will have come across the often repeated advice to self-publishers to get an editor. I …

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Guest Poetry – 3 Original Poems from Calvin Bland

Calvin

TALKING WITH GOD What will death be like, What will taking my last breath be like, Will it end my …

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A Sense of Urgency – Gary Sheard

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Gary’s guest post is taken from Chapter 9 of his debut release: Awful Management Imagine “Awful Management” applied to a …

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Guest Post: Defining, Reality, Emotionally, And Mentally by Calvin Bland

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Today we are fortunate enough to have a couple of poems from Calvin Bland… enjoy! D.R.E.A.M (Defining,Reality,Emotionally,And Mentally) We live …

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Short Story: Do Ya Wanna Funk? by Mark Binmore

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San Francisco 1978: a golden city of freedom, adventure, possibility and disco. There is also the search for love and …

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Ruined? by Duncan Milne

Duncan

Ruined? Now it’s ruined – title of a blog by Seth Godin Ruin – title of a song by Cat …

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Guest Post: Indie Pride by Richard Milner

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I recently attended a writer’s conference, which while prompting me to write this post has not done anything but solidify …

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The Power of Six – Coming soon from Nicholas Rossis

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The Power of Six is an anthology of six short science fiction stories, originally written between July 2009 and March …

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A – Z Guide: Increase Sales with Countdown Deals

Nicholas

My A-Z Guide: How both my books reached #1 on Amazon turned out to be one of my most popular …

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