7-Sites-For-Indie-AuthorsIndie authors have become an industry unto themselves, and that means more ways are being created each day specifically for indie authors to connect with each other and with a new breed of readers. Here are seven to add to your next hike on the internet superhighway:

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IndependentAuthorsIndex:The Independent Author Index is designed to offer independent authors another avenue of exposure. It is also designed to be engaging and interactive.

IndependentAuthorsGuild.com: The founding members of the Independent Authors Guild are all writers and their mission is to “change the paradigm” of publishing.

IndependentAuthors.org: Not to be confused with the AiA (see below), IAuthors.org is an online book source for paperbacks and ebooks by authors.

Independent-Authors.org: The Association of Independent Authors (AiA) is a membership organization representing, advancing, supporting and encouraging self-published (independent) authors.

IndieWriteNet.com: Established in January 2012 for the purpose of connecting indie writers for support and success in indie publishing.

IndiesUnlimited.com: Indies Unlimited mission is to celebrate independent authors; help them build their followings; to provide a platform for members of the independent author community to share and exchange ideas.

IndieReader.com: A venue for discriminating book-lovers to find and purchase books published by the people who wrote them.

Have a favorite site for indie authors? Help us grow this list, just submit the URL of the site via your comment below and we’ll make sure it gets added and shared!

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14 thoughts on “Seven Sites for Indie Authors

  • April 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm
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    Fantastic! Thank you for this list. I’ve recently self-published an ebook, and I’m embarking on the self-promotion journey. This sort of list is exactly what I’m looking for. I’ll check out each of these sites! (And some of the links in comments look great, too.)

  • March 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm
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    Thanks for mentioning the Independent Author Index, but the description is for the Independent Authors Guild.

    • March 24, 2013 at 1:09 am
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      Well wasn’t that silly of us?! You got the link and they got the description – we’ve fixed so now there’s both links and both descriptions. Thanks Faydra for bringing this to our attention… Write on, Shari

      • March 24, 2013 at 12:25 pm
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        Thanks, Shari. I was just happy to be included. 🙂 I just wanted to make sure the Index was supposed to be included. 😀

  • March 7, 2013 at 4:41 pm
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    My name is Richard Billings, founder of Screwpulp. We are working to break down many of the barriers associated with the traditional publishing model and add value to the new trend in self-publishing. We’ve developed a new dynamic pricing model that is reader driven. We begin our process by giving away the initial copies of any new book in exchange for a social media mention and the promise of a star rating and/or review. After this initial offering we gradually raise the price as the book becomes more popular. By using this approach we hope to give early adopters a clear indication of the quality of any new book’s content and build confidence in the book and the author’s brand. This low overhead model allows the author to retain 75% of all book sales. We have also developed a process that allows authors to receive professional editing and cover design services with no upfront fees.

    We have built our team and have been accepted into the Seed Hatchery 90 day startup accelerator program. We are currently doing our customer discovery and would love to speak with you and any other writers. Our goal is to make it easier than ever before for authors to publish, market, and profit from their work while at the same time allowing readers to control quality.

    You can read some of our recent press below:

    http://www.memphisflyer.com/memphis/free-press/Content?oid=3343490

    This is a basic overview but, I would love to talk with you in greater detail.

    Thank you for your time,

    Richard Billings

    Founder/Idea Geek
    Screwpulp Publishing

    • March 7, 2013 at 10:55 pm
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      Great! Email me at info@writerswin.com and let’s schedule a chat – love the model!

  • March 7, 2013 at 2:56 am
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    Wow, fantastic list! Reading this at five minutes to midnight so will have to check out the links in the a.m.
    Night everyone and thanks again so much for this list! So appreciated!

    • March 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm
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      Thanks! Fun site, btw – like the way you’ve teamed up to promote multiple books 🙂

  • March 6, 2013 at 3:17 pm
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    Hi Shari,
    Just dropping by to tell you about our alliance. The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi) is a global association offering self-publishing writers a wide variety of benefits: advice, guidance and information; contacts, connection and collaboration; incentives, code of standards and encouragement towards excellence; and advocacy within the literary and publishing industries. We’re based in London but have members all over the world. See what some of our members say about our organisation here, on our blog: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/blog/alliance-of-indie-authors-members-on-member-benefits/. thanks for spreading the word about the wonderful world of indie!

    • March 6, 2013 at 3:34 pm
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      Fabulous – will share the info!

  • March 5, 2013 at 10:21 pm
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    Wow! What a great list. You just gave us some amazing sites to see on our Internet hike.

    Thank you.

    • March 5, 2013 at 11:50 pm
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      Aw, thanks Flora! You’re quite welcome and continued success…

  • March 5, 2013 at 6:29 pm
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    Today’s new and emerging writers need more than just great book reviews to attract buyers. YOU READ IT HERE FIRST (http://fromtheauthors.wordpress.com/) is an opportunity for authors to talk about their new releases in feature interviews with myself as well as with my literary associate Joanna Celeste. Although the site is still new, we’re attracting an enthusiastic fan base and do shout-outs for a diverse range of genres. Instructions to participate are available in the “About” section. (NOTE: Do not send any attachments unless specifically requested.)

    • March 5, 2013 at 11:51 pm
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      Love it, Christina – Thanks for sharing and may I (hint, hint) suggest a guest blog about the new launch? Email me at shari@writerswin.com – Continued success, Shari

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