The Savvy Self-Publisher's Guide to NetGalley; When Do You Need an Agent?

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The Savvy Self-Publisher's Guide to NetGalley
NetGalley -- which enables authors and publishers to upload books and reviewers to request copies -- can be pricey and competitive, so indie authors should do some research before taking the plunge. more » »
When Do You Need an Agent? A Novelist Reveals All
A novelist answers questions about finding an agent, when and how to query, and more. more » »
Your Journey Is One of a Kind: Tips from an Indie Author
Indie author Mark Lingane urges self-publishers to hire professional editors and never give up. more » »
Book Deals: Week of November 2, 2015
This weekly column helps indie authors keep abreast of the latest book deals and industry trends. In this edition, Bloomsbury nabbed rights to Walking to Listen, Andrew Forstoefel’s account of his 4,000-mile trek across the U.S. more » »

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Jonathan Baylis and various. So Buttons Comics, $20 (184p) ISBN 978-0-98818779-5
Baylis’s life is entertaining, and he relates it with charm and poised cool. more » »
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Indie News Roundup
Variety: Jerry Bruckheimer Nabs Rights to Indie YA Novel
Paramount and Bruckheimer acquired film rights to The Cruelty, a self-published YA title by S. Bergstrom. more » »
GalleyCat: 'Pretend You’re Mine' Tops Self-Published Bestseller List
A rundown of the top titles in three major marketplaces for self-published digital books: Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords. more » »
GalleyCat: Jeb Bush Self-Publishes Book of Email Correspondence
The presidential contender and former governor tapped CreateSpace to publish Reply All, an e-book containing emails from his time in office. more » »
IndieReader: 'Kian' Leads 'List Where Indies Count'
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The Zonderling by Kersti Niebruegge

Changed in the Night by MaryAnn Easley

Eat Dance Love: Anthology of Tango Stories by Camille Cusumano

YUM: Plant-Based Recipes for a Gluten-Free Diet by Theresa Nicassio

The Central Park Tales by Marcus Meesters

In Absence of Fear by Celeste Chaney

Fire War by T.T. Michael

Death by Chocolate by Sally Berneathy

Street Light: Book 3 in the Reichold Street Trilogy by Ronald Herron

Christmas Story by Richard Sills

The Plot: A Kentucky Civil War Novel by Ed Ford

The Author by Facundo Raganato

The Amazing Journey: True Story of a Father and Son's Odyssey Around the World by Grady Hicks

The Devious Debutante by Ursula LeCoeur

A Warrior's Path: Lessons in Leadership by Robert Trivino

Magi's Christmas: Everyone's Journey Goes Through Christmas by Noel Thornley

A Very Personal Favor by R. M. Catton

Mommy, What Is Eggcology? by Alice Hutchison

Spilled Milk by Paul Dale Anderson

Jordan's Angel by Joe Hoffman

Free of Malice by Liz Lazarus

Invisible Grandparenting: Leave a Legacy of Love Whether You Can Be There or Not by Pat Hanson

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