Indie Author Excerpts


 Indie Author Excerpts ButtonWelcome!  Indie Author Excerpts is a feature allowing indie authors the chance to showcase one of their books and allows readers to find their next favorite story.  Each week, an indie author gets to promote a 1-2 page excerpt of their book here at The Bawdy Book Blog.  This is a win-win for everyone!   This feature was inspired in part by Indie Author Spotlight, a meme hosted by Beckie @ Bittersweet Enchantment and CYP @ A Bookalicious Story.

What Is An “Indie Author” Anyway?  
Some would say it’s anyone who is self-published.  After speaking with an author friend of mine, we’ve determined it’s any author who is not published at one of the Big Six publishing houses (or their imprints); that is to say, Random House, Macmillan, HarperCollins, Hachette, Penguin, and Simon & Schuster.  Why was it decided this way?  Simply put, rather than having a team of publicists and PR agents at their disposal, authors at smaller publishers still typically have to self-promote. And that’s a lot of hard work.

How I Came Up With This Idea
This feature was created because I was receiving so many emails from authors and publicists, requesting to review their work, but I just didn’t have the time – and, I’ll be very honest, sometimes the interest – to review their books.  But I know authors pour their souls into their books and I wanted a way to still help them get their books out there.  I have a lot of respect for the guts it takes to work so hard on something and then push it out into the world and say, “Review this!  Tell people how you really feel about it.”
So Indie Author Excerpts was born.

Click here to be taken to all the Indie Author Excerpts posts.

Are you an author that would like to be featured in Indie Author Excerpts?  If so, fill out the form below.   I’ll be in touch if your book gets selected to be an Excerpt.

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FAQs


What kind of novels can be featured in Indie Author Excerpts?
- Any genre I list as a genre I read (so no erotica, BDSM, m/m or f/f, etc):

  • Young Adult
  • Paranormal Fiction
  • Urban Fantasy
  • Dystopian/Speculative Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Dark Fantasy
  • Science-Fiction/Fantasy
  • Contemporary
  • Thrillers/Mysteries
  • Southern Gothic
  • Romance

Do I need to be self-published to be featured?
-No. You just cannot be published by Macmillan, Random House, Hachette, Penguin, HarperCollins or Simon & Schuster.

Can my scene be a sexy scene?
-Let’s keep it PG13.  We have a mixed audience here at The Bawdy Book Blog, and we’d hate to upset anyone.

Does my novel need to be published to be featured?
-No, it does not need to be published, however it’s probably a good idea that it’s in at least the last stages of pre-publication, for quotation purposes.

What do you mean, you don’t always have an interest in the review requests you receive? Why feature them here?
- I may have read the synopsis and decided the book was not for me, but that doesn’t mean it’s not for anyone else. Reading experiences are completely subjective and I want to help others find great reading experiences.

How quickly will I be featured if I’m selected?
-Currently there is a 3-month waiting list.  Do not let that keep you from signing up!

How quickly will you contact me once I fill out the form?
- Well, now, there is the conundrum.  I do have a full-time, 40-45 hour per week job, and it keeps me busy.  I also have a dog, a cat, one demanding parrot, and a fiance.  Don’t forget about all the books!  I don’t have time to contact every single author who signs up, so I have limited my emails to only those whose books I feel will be a great fit on The Bawdy Book Blog.

NEW SIGN UP FORMAT!
- We’ve done away with the Google Forms format and gone exclusively WordPress and we are now using Gravity Forms.  What does this mean for you? Easier sign-ups, you can submit everything in one shot and it’s all housed in one place (and faster response times from me, hurray!). 


Indie Author Excerpts Sign-Ups Here!

  • Enter your pen name if that's what you write under.
  • Please enter your book title here.
  • List your book's genre(s) here. No erotica, please.
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  • Please enter your book synopsis here. This is the same one a reader should find on e-retail storefronts like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
  • Please share the link to your book's Amazon page so we can easily find and link it in the Excerpt. This help's readers One-Click and buy!
  • Please share the link to your book's Goodreads page so reader's can add it to their shelves!
  • Submit your excerpt here! That's right, get it all done in one shot. We will read it over and send an email to you with a post date if your book is accepted. Don't worry, 99% of them are! Please keep it to 1200 words max.
  • Please enter your Twitter handle so we can add that to the post and you gain more followers. If you don't have one, please go sign-up! Half of indie-publishing is self-marketing!
  • Please enter your author Facebook page here.
  • Please enter your personal website URL.
  • Please insert your professional author bio here.
  • Please use minimum dimensions of 150 x 150.
  • Dimensions must be a minimum of 250w x 375h.
  • Anything additional you want us to know, like pub date or extra requests? Add 'em here! We'll do our best to accommodate.
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