Hang on, breaking out the ShamWow voice…
“Savvy” readers check for a book’s publisher and if they don’t see a big house, they turn up their nose. Indie books are the new vanity press. If those authors could write, they’d have an agent and a New York address. Everyone and their dog is a writer now, but most of them are trying to sell what their pets are leaving behind.
In the indie explosion, I’ll admit, things have gotten confusing. Readers have borne the brunt of the onslaught and their suspicion of the indie scene is rightly deserved in some cases. People have been burned by shoddy books – bad grammar, no grammar, covers only Daredevil could appreciate, and way too many goddamn vampires.
(Okay, fine, there’s still a market for vampires. They’re immortal after all.)
But I will admit, finding a good indie book can be tricky. So my friend Jefferson Smith at Immerse or Die has done all the hard work for you.
Jefferson has reviewed, picked apart, and then torn into individual pixels, over one hundred select indie books. Once he was done, he ripped through the survivors and compiled a bundle of indie pub goodness that rivals anything the paper mill lobbyists in New York have to offer.
Yep, you heard it here. I’m labeling these books as some of the best fiction available, regardless of their publisher’s zip code. Care to prove me wrong?
Head over to StoryBundle and NAME YOUR PRICE to get a peek. You’ll get five full-length, expertly written, beautifully packaged, and meticulously edited books for WHATEVER YOU WANT TO PAY. Care to pay at least $12? Then you’ll get the whole collection, nine books in all. Want to drop New York prices and shell out a hundred bucks for all nine digital books? Hey, I won’t stop you, but if you do that, you might want to send some of that money toward a worthwhile charity while you’re there. We’ve got you covered with donations to Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
These aren’t the books you download and leave on your reader until the zombie apocalypse hits and you lose access to the cloud. These are the books you download and stay up all night with because you simply can’t put them down.
Why are you still here?