I’m so excited to celebrate Indie authors this coming Fourth of July!
But first we have to find them. Read on to find out how!
It doesn’t matter what forums I go to the debate of self publishing is there, constant, whining like a mosquito in my ear.
“I stay away from free books.”
“Writers self publish because they couldn’t make it traditionally.”
“It’s all crap.”
This might be true in some cases. But the Indelibles wanted a way to change the stigma, to show that great Indies or Self Publishers – whichever you prefer – exist. So we created this INDIEpendence Day event to showcase these high quality books.
You can read all the rules and sign up at the Indelibles. We’d love for you to join us! And it can be a self published or small press book. What a great way to pay it forward and show the love!
How to sift through all the books and find the nuggets.
- Go to a traditional or self published book you love on Amazon. Click on the customers also bought and scroll through. Usually the self published books are 4.99 and lower but not always. I’ve also found some on Pixel of Ink, my Twitter feed, book bloggers, the Amazon free lists and paid lists…etc.
- Download a sample to preview later or click on the book and read the first pages. You know your tastes and the style you like.
- Read the reviews – specifically the 3 and 4 star ones. Look for the constructive criticisms not the rude ones. Are the downsides something you don’t mind?
- Purchase or don’t purchase. It’s that simple.
Of course, no matter how a book is published we might love opening pages and the reviews and then halfway through the book lose that lovin’ feeling. But in the opening pages you should be able to tell if the writing is up to par and a style you’ll enjoy. I know this process is really simple but by following it I’ve enjoyed almost every single self published and/or small press and/or traditionally published I’ve purchased.
So if you’ve recently read a small press or self published book I invite you to join us in paying it forward. Sign up here. And everyone who participates will be entered in for a prize. There’s a nifty Linky Link way to sign up!
How do you find books?