Posts Tagged ‘ indie authors ’

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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Fall Preview, Part One

August 18, 2014
reading

Don’t you love writing that pulls you right into a story and draws a curtain around you? When The Bookcast relaunches Labor Day week, we’ll be introducing you to authors whose books do exactly that, One of the very talented indie authors you’ll meet uses magical realism to explain one teenager’s metamorphosis: “…just staying on that stallion was a major accomplishment in itself. But when I finally got to the other side of that corral…

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Learn to See Your Book The Way An Editor Does

June 27, 2013
Read the First 10 Pages of this book

Writers have a love-hate relationship with editors and editing. The value of good editing is obvious, but it’s not something most writers look forward to doing, or having someone else do. While editing is integral to the writing process, its role is often misunderstood. So, what if editing could make writing less stressful and more enjoyable? What if it could help you write sharper, more compelling prose? Now “The Editor’s Eye” by book coach and…

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Who Will Be The Next Indie Author We Recognize For Excellence?

May 8, 2013
The Bookcast Book of Exceptional Quality

We’ve got another big announcement coming, of interest to indie authors and their readers alike. If you’ve been visiting The Bookcast for any length of time, you know the overall level of excellence of the books and indie authors we feature. I take seriously the responsibility that many indie authors asked me to assume when I launched The Bookcast in fall 2011 – they asked me to be an arbiter, a curator, someone who could…

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