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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Bestseller Bound Message Board Connects Indie Authors and Readers

Readers and indie authors now have a brand new place to interact.  The message board, Bestseller Bound, is having its grand opening. Author Darcia Helle created the forum with input from resident authors/moderators Stacy Juba and Maria Savva. Here, readers will get a behind the scenes glimpse into what it’s like to be a small press or independently published author. Resident and visiting authors will chat with readers about writing a book, how they do research and get their ideas, how they market their books, and the challenges they face.  They’ll share articles, stories and poems, as well as special offers and discounts.

Readers are invited to hang out, ask questions and chat with tomorrow’s breakout writers. Small press and independently published authors are welcome to participate in the discussion, as well as post threads about their titles in the Connection CafĂ©, post a book trailer link, and browse the free Help Wanted section, where authors and book lovers can exchange guest blogging and review opportunities.

According to the Bestseller Bound founders, indie and small press authors face some difficulties in being recognized by mainstream bookstores and libraries, which puts them at a disadvantage in reaching readers, and the forum is a way to bridge that gap. Members can also receive a free quarterly newsletter packed with information about indie books.

Helle is the author of romantic suspense novels including The Cutting Edge,  Miami Snow, Enemies and PlaymatesHit List, No Justice and Beyond Salvation.

Juba is the author of the mystery novels Twenty-Five Years Ago Today and Sink or Swim, along with the patriotic children’s picture book The Flag Keeper.

Savva’s  published novels are CoincidencesSecond Chances, and A Time to Tell, and she has also published the short story collections Pieces of a Rainbow, and Love and Loyalty (and Other Tales.)

More information about Bestseller Bound can be found at: Indie authors, readers, book bloggers, reviewers and anyone else with an interest in books is invited to register and participate in the discussion. 

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