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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Hidden Gems - Books by Indie Authors

Books improve lives. Do you believe this three-word statement? Let's explore. When was your last book purchase or borrow from a friend or a library? Why? You were bored? Wanted to visit a new land? Wanted to fall in love? Wanted information? Yep, these are a few of the reasons we read.

This weekend, I will be tweeting books by Independent Authors in hopes that you will discover one you enjoy. Let's see what is meant by the phrase Indie Author (Independent Author). This refers to authors who don’t have a traditional publisher involved. The indie author usually retains all the rights to their work. They do everything themselves including the marketing, the most difficult task, but most essential. After all, if no one knows a book exists, who will buy and enjoy it? The Indie Author pays all the bills from the production of the book to the ads and promotions to get the finished product in front of readers. The author is paid by distributors such as Draft2Digital, Amazon, and Smash-words directly.

Have you ever wondered if it is a glamorous life? Sure seems like it. Being Indie is a grueling undertaking. It's one an Indie must enjoy for a book to succeed. The author must be able to extend goodwill and self publically. Most of all, without readers, the Indie Author's books go unnoticed and unread.

My sneaky plan today is to introduce readers to the expansive and entertaining world of Indie books starting with a list of Indie author I have read and enjoyed. I will keep adding to this list, so keep checking back.

1. Colin Garrow Do you enjoy Sherlock Holmes? This is the Indie for you.
2. Mette Barfelt  Clean and enjoyable sweet romances.
3. Amber Skye  Fun erotica novels with a bit of humor.
4. Ken Stark Entertaining Horror novels.
5. C. S. McDonald Cozy Mysteries with a woman sleuth, Fiona Quinn.
6. K. Z. Howell  Science Fiction Suspense.
7. Norma Nikutowski Nonfiction. Do you wish you could feel happier in your everyday life? This book is for you.
8. Steven Arnett Crime Thrillers.
9. Alex Bailey  Woman's Fantasy. 

Mind Games, Book 3 of The Dawn Knight Series launches Sunday, 

09/08/2019 at your favorite online store.