ICYMI – Indie Authors on The Bookcast Sep 8-12, 2014

September 14, 2014

Is This Why Readers Don’t Finish Books?

September 13, 2014
Reader on a stack of books

If you believe a 2013 Goodreads blog post, only one in four readers say they will stick with a book to the end, no matter what. What’s going on? Why do readers invest time in a book only to abandon it before reaching the end? And what does that mean for indie authors? Since I began interviewing traditionally-published authors some thirty years ago, and indie authors about three years ago, I have read — or,…

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10 Totally Easy Ways for Readers to Support Indie Authors

September 6, 2014

You see the request framed in one way or another all over reader-centered websites – “Support indie authors.” And how, exactly, do you do that? Here are 10 simple and effective ways – and only one costs any money! Buy the author’s book. Okay, that one’s obvious, but it’s also the most tangible show of support. Most indie authors don’t earn enough to make a living writing, so every sale is important. With e-books often…

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Let The Cavalcade of Indie Authors Begin

September 2, 2014
Bill Thompson at the microphone

I’m giddy as a schoolgirl at a One Direction concert. Tomorrow is the long-awaited — by me, anyway — relaunch of The Bookcast, after a several-month hiatus forced by circumstances beyond my immediate control. I want to make this a “don’t-miss” website and podcast for readers hungry to find superb new books by indie authors. Readers, this is my promise to you: I will only feature interviews with authors whose books measure up to your…

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No Indie Authors at National Book Festival

August 30, 2014
Official poster of the 2014 National Book Festival

As I write this post the 2014 National Book Festival is underway in Washington, D.C. According to the Festival’s webpage: This year’s festival will feature authors, poets and illustrators in several pavilions well into the evening. Festival-goers can meet and hear firsthand from their favorite poets and authors, get books signed, enjoy special entertainment, and stay up late for special new graphic novel, poetry and film programs. What visitors to the National Book Festival will…

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How to Use The Bookcast

August 21, 2014
boy reading

People sometimes ask me, what’s The Bookcast for?  What does it do?  How does it work? Well, it’s for you, the reader, to help you discover highly talented indie authors and their newest books. The Bookcast lets you listen to indie authors discussing their book, in a quick, engaging audio interview podcast. You can listen to the interviews right here on The Bookcast — just click to listen wherever you see the audio player — or…

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