#GoIndie2016

The Best Books I Read in 2016 : #GoIndie2016 in Review

The Best Books I Read in 2016 : #GoIndie2016 in Review

Can you believe it? 2016 is almost over. It feels like a blink ago that I pledged to read only self-published and small press books for the entire year, and now, thirty books later, I'm almost done! 

Was it hard to find quality, self-published books? Yes and no. No, because I've become friends with authors in this scope. Yes, because traditionally published books have such a huge push behind them. At the beginning of the year, BookBub was a great resource for me. And now that it's grown, about 2/3 of the books on my daily news are from big publishers. 

Even on Amazon, the books that I'm seeing the most now are the ones from Amazon's own imprints. This isn't a good or bad thing, but it just goes to show you that the publishing industry is always changing. For authors like myself, it helps to just stay the course. Keep writing. Keep adapting. 

Okay, ready for the big winners of this year? (In my book, at least.

The Best Books to Read This Halloween : Indie Edition

The Best Books to Read This Halloween : Indie Edition

It's time to get spooky, y'all. Whether you're in the mood for witches, ghosts or ghouls, here are a few indie books that will have you hiding under your covers all night long. 

P.S. I hate scary stuff, so I wouldn't be caught dead with a few of these titles in my library, but I can cheer them on from my safe, happy place.

The Best Summer Indie Books of 2016

The Best Summer Indie Books of 2016

Let's just get this out of the way. No, not all of these books were published this summer. Yes, these were books I purchased in summertime. Yes, you can read them whenever because books aren't seasonal. (Plus, it's September, but it feels like July, so that counts, right?) 

Okay, allow me to introduce you to your new favorite books.