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As an emerging independent author, going it alone without a publisher, I'm on the prowl for how to match readers and books.
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5 Website Organization Tips to Make Your Site User-Friendly

5 Website Organization Tips to Make Your Site User-Friendly | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
By using five website organization tips, you'll help your reader find the information you have to offer and stay around your site longer, looking for more.
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Writing the Past: Writing Ancient Religion

Writing the Past: Writing Ancient Religion | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Goin' Indie

Goin' Indie | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
This page is to supplement the class I teach in Independent Publishing. I like the term "independent publishing" because it's about being a smart entrepreneur and creating books that rival what a big...
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Great overview and checklist.

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B&N results are disappointing, and one wonders if prior success with NOOK might deserve part of the blame - The Shatzkin Files

B&N results are disappointing, and one wonders if prior success with NOOK might deserve part of the blame - The Shatzkin Files | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Commodity Publishing, Self-Publishing and The Future of Fiction

Commodity Publishing, Self-Publishing and The Future of Fiction | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Is self-publishing going to become the predominant, preferred, or recommended means for authors to launch their careers?
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Will the Copyright Act Open a Floodgate of Contract Rewrites for Authors?

Will the Copyright Act Open a Floodgate of Contract Rewrites for Authors? | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Publishing attorney Lloyd Jassin has been writing and speaking about the termination clause for more than two years.
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I had read about this before, but didn't realize the date for the first resets was this year!

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What It Takes: The Story Behind The "Random House Gives $5,000 Bonuses" Story

What It Takes: The Story Behind The "Random House Gives $5,000 Bonuses" Story | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Website of author and historian, Steven Pressfield.
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Writer Beware ® Blogs!: The Albee Agency: Book Publicity Faked

Writer Beware ® Blogs!: The Albee Agency: Book Publicity Faked | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Free Online INDIE Revolution Conference 12 - 14 February | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors

Free Online INDIE Revolution Conference 12 - 14 February | Advice on Self-Publishing & Selling Your Books. From The Alliance of Independent Authors | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Take note all Indie authors - a small group of indie writers has pulled together and is hosting a FREE online conference on everything INDIE in Feb 2013.
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New York Times Shakes Up Children’s Best Seller Lists | Jessica Brody

New York Times Shakes Up Children’s Best Seller Lists | Jessica Brody | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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25 Free Kindle Books and 23 Kindle Book Deals for Wednesday Afternoon, December 5, 2012

Disclaimer: Prices Change. It’s 6:50 pm EST and all books were free FOR EVERYONE in the US (you didn’t have to have Prime). Please check the Price BEFORE buying – especially if you are reading this...
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Hachette’s Inks New Deal With Amazon, Barnes & Noble | Digital Book World

Hachette’s Inks New Deal With Amazon, Barnes & Noble | Digital Book World | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
The Digital Reader is reporting based on lowered prices and a different sell page that Hachette has a new deal with Amazon and Barnes & Noble per an...
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Tools of Change 2012: Today. Tomorrow. - Booksquare

Tools of Change 2012: Today. Tomorrow. - Booksquare | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Will iAuthor eBook editions “reincarnate” illustrated book bestsellers of yesterday? | Digital Book World

Will iAuthor eBook editions “reincarnate” illustrated book bestsellers of yesterday? | Digital Book World | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
It is a rare illustrated book that becomes a bestseller.  For those few that do, the economic life of the book tends to be short-lived – a few years at
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How to Publish Your eBook from Word to Kindle in under Ten Minutes by Ed Ditto — The Book Designer

How to Publish Your eBook from Word to Kindle in under Ten Minutes by Ed Ditto — The Book Designer | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
How to Publish Your eBook from Word to Kindle in under Ten Minutes by Ed Ditto provides a detailed and illustrated walk through of this quick method for creating ebooks
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Publishers Marketplace: Buzz, Balls & Hype

Publishers Marketplace: Buzz, Balls & Hype | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Digital Lending, In Agreement | PWxyz

Digital Lending, In Agreement | PWxyz | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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10,000 Smashwords E-books Acquired by Douglas County Libraries

10,000 Smashwords E-books Acquired by Douglas County Libraries | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
Douglas County Libraries has acquired 10,000 e-book titles from Smashwords, bringing its total number of e-book files owned to 21,000.
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Dr. Debra Holland - Blog: An Agent Bashes Self-Publishing and Amazon

Dr. Debra Holland - Blog: An Agent Bashes Self-Publishing and Amazon | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
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Excellent insight from someone who knows!

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Innovative Book Promotion for Indie Authors | Successful Self-Publishing

Innovative Book Promotion for Indie Authors | Successful Self-Publishing | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
How To Be Truly New & Uniquely You. By Natalie Buske Thomas. You're an indie, right? So are you blazing your own trail or simply following the herd, hoping for a break-through? I don't hold out much hope for a break-through.
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Twitter for Newbies (Part 1: Set-up, Following, Tweeting and Responding) - Kenner. Beck. Author.

Twitter for Newbies (Part 1: Set-up, Following, Tweeting and Responding) - Kenner. Beck. Author. | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
How to set up and start following, replying and retweeting on Twitter! Designed for newbies who are just learning to tweet!
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The Loopy Librarian - Relax Read Smile

The Loopy Librarian - Relax Read Smile | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
A blog by a librarian who reads and reviews books, provides insight into library life, and information about other educational and literary resources...
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eBay stories blog | Young Adult authors unite for Sandy relief

eBay stories blog | Young Adult authors unite for Sandy relief | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
If you don't think you know any Young Adult authors, think again: both the Hunger Games and the Harry Potter series are defined as such. Check out the new crop of authors' work, with sales benefiting Sandy victims.
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Wattpad Insider - The secret to writing a book |

Wattpad Insider - The secret to writing a book | | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
The secret to writing a book Wattpad brings you a guest post from Kathleen Tucker, writer of vampire romance “Anathema”, on 5 very important tips for any aspiring writer: Writing a book, whether it be...
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Six Essential Issues in Any Ebook Contract Negotiation | Digital Book World

Six Essential Issues in Any Ebook Contract Negotiation | Digital Book World | Indie Author on the Prowl | Scoop.it
For more information on ebook royalties, contracts and negotiations, attend Digital Book World 2013 in New York in January.
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