Gina Lawless Books

November 2, 2012

How You Can Help Out Indie Authors

I am in the process of forming an Independent Author review page in my own tiny corner of this self-publishing world to entice, generate, coerce folks to read, review (an important aspect of any author’s writing career) and otherwise support these hard-working authors. Being one myself, I understand the difficulty of getting people to read your stuff. An author can spend more time marketing (easily) his/her books than actually writing them.

I am guilty of reading books from the best seller’s list exclusively and only began reading indie authors this year. I’m amazed at how many really good writers there are.

So with that splattered out there, many of these authors have free, or cheaply priced works available to the public simply to get their name out. Some have their books listed for free to hook a reader into further purchases, which I have found to be an excellent tactic. I have been hooked this way myself.

In my attempt to support my fellow authors, I command you…okay, not command…ask politely that you check out Smashwords home page, click on the “free” tab and scroll through the many books available. If you are a voracious reader like me, you’ll a find a plethora of marvelously good reads that will keep you entertained for eons. Plus, you’ll be doing a great service to independent authors.

Happy reading!

But, don’t forget to give them a review (good, bad or indifferent) because it only helps their process.



  1. You’re so smart, what a good idea! I’m going there now. But don’t tell me what to do.

    Comment by The Grand Master/Little Master Series — November 3, 2012 @ 12:29 am | Reply

  2. I can tell you what to do…what are ya gonna do about it? 🙂 Hope you weren’t hit too hard with Sandy. I was thinking about you over there.

    Comment by Gina Lawless — November 3, 2012 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  3. We actually weren’t hit at all, just a couple of cool, windy days. Lots of others can’t say that though . . .

    Comment by The Grand Master/Little Master Series — November 3, 2012 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

  4. Hi Gina, long time no see.

    I wanted to tell you that I have nominated your blog for the Liebster Blog Award:

    I hope everything is well at your end,

    Yours truly,

    A. H. Amin

    Comment by ahamin — December 6, 2012 @ 4:50 pm | Reply

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