Do You Serve the Indie Author Community?

October 10, 2011

The launch of The Bookcast offers advertisers who are trying to reach the burgeoning indie author community with a high-profile new venue. If you are a literary agent, a marketing professional, or a freelance editor, or you represent a self-publishing company, an audio book producer, or any other kind of commercial enterprise that is trying to reach indie authors, we invite you to contact The Bookcast for information on how we can help you reach…

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Ride the Indie Author Wave At The Bookcast

October 10, 2011

Have you read an indie author recently? There is no question that one of the tectonic changes taking place in American book publishing is the purposeful move by many authors away from traditional publishing houses to the “indie” or self-published route. As Alina Tugend writes in the New York Times, “self-publishing is obviously taking off…” Tugend admits to being quite a snob when it comes to her literary taste, but then having a revelation: (A)s…

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Giving Indie Authors Their Due

October 10, 2011

More than 25 years ago when I began interviewing authors for a major radio network I instituted a rule: no interviews with self-published authors. Back then, in the ’80s. self-published, or “vanity,” books were typically badly written and poorly edited. Authors were often duped by unscrupulous “publishers” who took their money, printed a few books, and wished the author well. But something began to change a few years ago. Self-publishing began to take on a…

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Not A Vanity Website for Not-Vanity Books

October 10, 2011

You’re going to like The Bookcast, which will give you a whole new way of discovering indie authors. These are not “vanity” books – and The Bookcast is not a “vanity” website. When I was a younger man, I once got a very official-looking letter in the mail informing me I had been chosen for inclusion in some directory of America’s most promising young people. What an honor, I thought – until I realized that…

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Indie Authors – They’re Not Your Father’s Vanity Authors

October 10, 2011

Welcome, indie authors and their readers! The Bookcast features interviews with indie authors, those once called “self-published” authors – or, worse, “vanity” authors. Certainly we’ve all seen self-published books that were, frankly, awful. But I’m confident that you will be pleasantly surprised by the quality of the books whose authors will be featured on The Bookcast. Come be part of The Bookcast experience!

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