Well, these days anyone who wants to can publish a book. So Indie authors are your neighbor, your boss, your librarian and your favorite traditionally published author.
Traditionally published authors self pub too?
Oh, yeah. Fo Sho.
Authors work those contracts hard to get back their backlists and self pub those. Authors with traditionally published books who have an idea for a story their publishing house just isn't buying will write that and indie pub it.
So don't discount an Indie pubbed book and author just cause. You may stumble across some really great writing.
Traditionally published authors and Indie authors both work equally hard at promotion. Even books put out by fancy big New York publishers don't get much of an advertising budget. Especially for newer authors.
Promotions are the lifeblood of advertising for authors. One advantage to being an Indie Author is deciding when and where to give your books away.
I've heard tons of anecdotes about how free promotions boost sales, and not only for the promoted book. It boosts books numbers, so the author, the promoted book and the author's whole list of available books get more notice. Usually an author gets some more reviews for their book too.
If you're an indie author, be wise about when and how you do your free book promos.
If you're a reader, try these freebies and give the authors some love by leaving reviews.
Here's a truckload of indie authors with free Ebooks today in all kinds of genres. Click on the book's name to link to Amazon for the download. Make sure to check the price before downloading as most promos are a limited time offer.
Peruse through my little free ebook Book Store. It's all sorted by genre (or categories that go together in my head)
Her Latin Lover Katheryn Lane - Contemporary Romance
Panhandle Blizzard Johnny Fowler - Western Romance
Lady Iona's Rebellion Dorothy McFalls - Historical Romance
A Gift Of Ghosts Sarah Wynde - Romantic Fantasy
Her Restless Heart Barbara Cameron - Inspirational Romance
Build A Man Talli Roland - Chick Lit
His Wife And Daughters Wendy Nelson Tokunaga - Women's Fiction
Bound CK Bryant - Young Adult Paranormal Romance
A Kingdom's Possession Nicole J. Persun - Young Adult Fantasy
Grimsley Hollow Nicole Storey - Young Adult Fantasy
Verita Tracy Rozzlynn - Young Adult/Science Fiction
For the geeky glasses fangirl in you. Sci-Fi
Red Serpent Delson Armstrong - SciFi - Adventure
Cathedral Of Dreams Terry Persun - SciFi/Dystopian
Mysteries and Thrillers and Horror, oh my.
Book Of Shadows Alexandra Sokoloff - Supernatural Thriller
Trust Your Enemies Mark Tier - Political Thriller
The Scent Of Murder Jeffrey Marks - Mystery
Online Seth Blackburn - Horror
Hey Smarty-Smart Pants - this section's for you.
The Godling CK Collins - Literary Fiction
The Twenty Dollar Bill Elmore Hammes - Contemporary Fiction
For the kid in you (or for your kids)
Time To Get Ready, Bunny Brenda Ponnay - Children's Book
Pibbin The Small Gloria Repp - Children's Book
Just don't drop your ebook reader into the sink with the dishes
Healthy Whole Grains, Easy and Delicious Soup Recipes Judith Hollier - Cooking
Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes Angelina Jarreau - Cooking
Seal Team 6 (Warrior Cookbook) Steven Doornbos - Cooking
Non-fiction - for your daily dose of reality
Kick Menstrual Cramps In The Nuts TC Hale - Women's Health
Turning Inside Out Phyllis Lily Jules - Biography/Memoir
Father's Day Donald J. Bingle - Humor/Memoir
Work For Hire Margo Karasek - Humor
Immersion Mark McNees - Religion & Spirituality
Thanks to ereadernewstoday.com and their newsletter for this great list of Indie freebies.
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