Buy Indie, Borrow the Big Bestsellers

Indie is a strong, positive word (much less pejorative than the old Vanity Press) label to describe to the works of self-published authors. Indie author Cynthia Reyes, author of An Honest House, A Good Home, Myrtle the Purple Turtle, co author of the sequel Myrtle’s Game, and lover of libraries and librarians has written a compelling post on why we should support Indie authors

Cynthia Reyes

A few Christmases ago, when my loved ones asked what I “really” wanted for Christmas, I gave them a list of book titles.  All were by Indie authors, or published by Indie/small presses. Some had multiple reviews, some only one or two. 

blog photo - what we hold in our hands by kim aubreyWhat We Hold in Our Hands

blog photo - book cover teresa madeleno“Girl Power” by Teresa Madeleno

blog photo - book cover valerie wint- the longer runThe Longer Run by Valerie Wint

And when I chose gifts for special occasions, it was either a potted bulb or a book by an Indie author, or both. (Sometimes, a bottle of wine replaced the plant.)

I’ve continued that pattern.

blog photo - crossing limbo by shane josephsCrossing Limbo by Shane Joseph

Where suitable, I also read excerpts to the Memoir-writing group that I coach. It’s important to celebrate strong, but lesser-known writers.

Oh, I read the big bestsellers by the famous authors. But I’m not part of that club and they won’t miss my purchase. I have limited funds; I choose to…

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4 thoughts on “Buy Indie, Borrow the Big Bestsellers”

  1. SinceWith the kindle I started to discover new author and buy their books and since I went back writing and started my “ possible” career as Indie author I must say a world had open to me and I find myself to buy lots of indie books even for my loved ones ,leaving behind the usual classical author.My husband reads a lot but is lazy to buy his book so I do it and now is mostly reading indie author too….💁🏻‍♀️

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