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Author Interview: A.E. Bennett

Set during the return of the Hale-Bopp comet, the Serrulata Saga is a dystopian sci-fi/fantasy adventure you won’t want to miss Are you self-published or published? Hello, I’m Bennett! I’m a self-published indie author. My series, the Serrulata Saga, is dystopian sci-fi/fantasy, but I also have a prequel romance novella coming out on December 1! […]

How to sell more books at Christmas

If there’s one time of year when you want to sell more books, it’s the few months leading up to Christmas. Amazon’s UK sales soared by 51% to $26.5bn in 2020, mostly due to the pandemic forcing people to stay at home and shop online. And if you’ve got your book listed on Amazon, you’ll […]

Featured Author: Laura Strobel

Laura Strobel was born in New York City and grew up in Connecticut. She studied journalism at Hunter college in Manhattan and was a freelance writer in Colorado Are you self-published or published? Yes, I self-published my book Accountability with Amazon on October 25, 2020. If you are not a full-time writer, do you/have you […]

Featured Author: Caitlin Lynagh

Congratulations on your latest book release Quantum Messenger Can you let our readers have a brief synopsis? Quantum Messenger is set around 2060 and is told from the point of view of a robot, Apollo XR. Apollo discovers that it can think independently of its programmed responses, effectively developing the first AI soul. It has […]

Featured author: Paul Smyth

Paul Smyth has worked as a commercial news videographer but his book Deliveries was created from real-life experiences For Canadian author Paul Smyth, writing his first book has been a labour of love. Taking seven years to complete, Deliveries tells the tale of bush-pilot Paul Jackson, whose routine flight quickly erodes into an airborne nightmare […]

Featured Author: Lucy Hawksby

Lucy Haughey writes currently as L.W.Hawksby and is a new author who specialises in exposing Dark Tetrad characters in her books. She is a mother of three children, three Staffies, and is an avid gardener and cook Are you self-published or published? I am published through a publishing platform. It’s kinda a mix of self-publishing […]

Featured Author: CG Barrie

Author Chris Barrie has worked as a freelance editor and copywriter in a series of blogs and magazine articles over the last year. His writing is primarily science fiction about the five royal families of Obsidia, long exiled on Earth and dedicated to protecting their adopted home against a mysterious evil who strives to enslave […]

Books to knock your Sockz off

Author Erica Willmott tells The Indie Book Store how a Christmas present for her uncle inspired her to write for children Often, the best ideas come when you’re least expecting it. For writer Erica Willmott, it took 30 pairs of brightly-coloured socks, one uncle and one washing machine to come up with the idea for […]

Best Opening Sentence Competition January 2021

An opening sentence should be an invitation to your reader to climb into your book and spend time with it. So to kick off 2021, we’re looking for the best opening sentence to an indie book, whether it’s been published or still a WIP. We’ve now closed entries for this month’s competition. All that’s left […]

How to write a kick-ass novel in 2021

They say that everyone has a story to tell. Writing your own novel can be a challenging but rewarding experience. And who knows? You could be next summer’s best-selling author Getting started Writing a novel is something that a lot of people want to achieve, but never actually get around to starting, never mind completing. […]