Let The Cavalcade of Indie Authors Begin

September 2, 2014
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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 expectations.

The Bookcast does not soli

Bill Thompson at the microphone

Bill Thompson at the microphone

cit, and does not accept, payment of any kind from indie authors for an interview here. You can be sure that if an author is interviewed on The Bookcast, it is because their book is a terrific read.

To indie authors, this is my promise to you: I will do my best to help you spread the word far and wide about your book. I know how difficult it is to get mainstream media interested in an indie author. I know this because I was, and still am, a member of that mainstream media, and I ignored you for years.

But when I realized, a few years ago, that self-publishing was in the midst of a sea change, it became obvious that I should use whatever gravitas I’ve accumulated in nearly three decades of interviewing Big Five authors to lend a hand to indies.

I’ve got some fun and very engaging things in mind for The Bookcast this fall. Readers, I’m finding lots of new ways for you to find those great indie authors more easily than ever. And they’re authors I guarantee you’ll be telling your friends and book clubs about.

And while we’re at it, booksellers, here’s a challenge to you: listen to the interviews with indie authors on The Bookcast, read the First Ten Pages of their books — the links are on every page — then buy their books. And see if you don’t find some real gems to handsell in your store.

Are you ready for a great fall reading season?

Then let’s get started!

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