I loosely follow a superb talent named Jessica Bell. By “loosely follow,” I mean I don’t frequent her blog and website as much as I’d like, but we see each other often and comment on Facebook and other social media. Come to think of it, I loosely follow many people, but that seems to be the only way I can accommodate everyone and everything I like. Works for me.
I also have and recommend two of the pocket guides from her Writing in a Nutshell Series: Show and Tell in a Nutshell, and Adverbs and Clichés in a Nutshell. Excellent advice written in plain and simple terms with spot-on examples. She’s definitely someone to watch in the publishing world!
But I’m not writing about her past accomplishments, of which there are many (did you realize she’s a contemporary fiction author, award-winning poet, singer, songwriter, guitarist and a former member of the indie band spAnk?), today I’m addressing the release of Indiestructible, an anthology of the experience of indie publishing by some of today’s hottest talents, compiled and edited by Jessica. Is there anything this woman can’t do? We’ve all been waiting for months with baited breath for this to come out.
ONLY 99¢ TO HELP SUPPORT THE INDIE AUTHOR & AN AMAZING CHARITY!
by Jessica Bell
Is my primary goal to make money? No. So why do I keep obsessing over my sales stats? I realized it’s because more sales means more people reading my work. What I really really want is to be read. I want to share the one thing in this world I would cut my fingers off for. I know. If I didn’t have any fingers, I wouldn’t be able to physically write, but you know what I mean.
My passion for writing comes with a perpetual replacement button, attached to my side seam, just in case it becomes unraveled, and falls off, after a day gallivanting through the publishing jungle. It can be tough in there, but in the end, being an indie author is OH SO WORTH IT.
This made me wonder…what’s everybody else’s story?
Then Indiestructible was born.
Need motivation and inspiration to self-publish, or sign that contract with an interested small press? Have you done all the research you can, but still feel ambivalent about the idea? Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle brings you the experiences of 29 indie authors—their passions, their insights, their successes—to help you make the leap into indie publishing.
This is not a how-to guide. This is the best of the indie tradition of experienced authors paying forward what they’ve learned, giving you information to help you on your journey. The personal essays in this book will leave you itching to get your work into the hands of readers and experience, first-hand, all the rewards indie publishing has to offer.
Not only is this anthology packed full of interesting, unique, and genuinely helpful information, and totally worth the 99¢ (only 99¢!!!), 100% of proceeds will be donated to BUILDON.org, a movement which breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.
Pretty amazing, huh?
What are you waiting for?
Buy Indiestructible—support the indie author and an amazing charity—TODAY!
eBook: $0.99 USD
Publisher: Vine Leaves Press
ISBN 10: 0987593102
ISBN 13: 9780987593108
Edited & Compiled: by Jessica Bell
Alex J. Cavanaugh <> Angela Brown <> Anne R. Allen <> Briane Pagel <> C.S. Lakin <> Ciara Knight <> Cindy M. Hogan <> D. Robert Pease <> Dawn Ius <> Emily White <> Greg Metcalf <> Jadie Jones <> Jessica Bell <> Karen Bass <> Karen Walker <> Kristie Cook <> Laura Diamond <> Laura Pauling <> Laurel Garver <> Leigh Talbert Moore <> Lori Robinson <> Melissa Foster <> Michael Offutt <> Michelle Davidson Argyle <> Rick Daley <> Roz Morris <> S.R. Johannes <> Stephen Tremp <> Susan Kaye Quinn
About Jessica Bell
The Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet, and singer, songwriter, guitarist, Jessica Bell, also makes a living as an editor and writer for global ELT publishers (English Language Teaching), such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.
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