Monday, June 4, 2012

INDIEpendence Day - A Celebration of Indie Authors


This INDIEpendence day, the Indelibles would like to celebrate indie authors (self-published and small-press) as a whole by holding up examples of outstanding indie works. The 25 Indelible authors all believe that amazing works of fiction can be found in indie novels. By highlighting and bringing greater awareness to quality indie books, people find great books to read, indie authors get support, and we continue to change hearts and minds about the gems that can be found among self-published and small-press novels.

WIN all around!

Will you join us?

Here's how it works:
  1. PICK A BOOK: Pick an indie (self-published or small press) book that you either HAVE READ AND LOVED or WANT TO READ. 
  2. WRITE A POST: On INDIEpendence day (July 2nd), write a post about that book. It can be a review, an interview with the author, or simply a post highlighting the book. In your post, be sure to include: 1) HOW you found out about the book and 2) WHY you liked it (or WHY you want to read it). Make it easy for people to sample your indie author by providing buy links as well.
  3. DO A GIVEAWAY (optional): You can give away swag, or a copy of the indie book you're highlighting, or don't do a giveaway at all - it's up to you! 
  4. IMPORTANT: you may NOT highlight your own novel or one of the Indelible's novels (this is a Pay It Forward event!) We think all Indelibles books are high quality and deserving of celebration, but we can do that some other time.
  5. GO TO GOODREADS (optional): Add the Indie book or books you're featuring to our ever-growing INDIEpendence Day List.
Easy peasy.

For extra incentive, the Indelibles will be giving away a $10 B&N gift card (to be used on Indie books!) to a random host from the participating blogs! But the real win is a chance to pay forward your love of an indie author's work while helping your friends find a great summer read.

Sign up on the linky below!

p.s. Please spread the word to your fellow author and book blogger friends so we can get as many participants as possible.

16 comments:

  1. What a terrific opportunity! Now just to choose which one out of the ones I loved!

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  2. Looks like I may have to double-post that day, depending on if I have an interview scheduled. It's worth it for such a great event!

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  3. Can't wait to participate! The hard part is gonna be picking only 1 great indie author I've read and loved! :)

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    1. I know! it can really be a challenge to narrow the list down to just 1. glad you're participating though!

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  4. I love this! Signing up and posting it on my sidebar.

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  5. Decisions, decisions! So many great indies to choose from.

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  6. The hardest part is going to be deciding which book to choose! This is a great idea, ladies!!!

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  7. I have yet to read any indies that are not from the Indelibles so I'll have to skip out on this one D:

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    1. Scratch that I am reading Daemons in the Mist and although I will already have my review up for her tour I'll post a little something just to celebrate INDIEpendence day :)

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    1. Me too! I already have my post written. And I see we're up to 50 people - go us! Thanks for joining!

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  9. Great idea! I'll be blogging about Skid by Doug Solter. Thanks!

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  10. Oh, I so need to take a reading break. What an awesome chance to do so! Now to go download the book I plan to read. I have so many favorite indie authors. I may have to do more than one blog!

    Thanks for this opportunity, Indelibles!

    Kally
    kallypsomasters.blogspot.com

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  11. This is great! I've recently read a few great indie novels, but one stands out in particular. I'll post my review of it on the 2nd.

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