The 50 Best Independent Fiction and Poetry Books of 2014


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2014 will go down as a landmark year in independent literature, chiefly because a few longstanding “trends” or “developments” are hardening into verifiable traits of fiction and poetry beyond Big Publishing. To begin with, independent poetry, noted especially here in the works of Claudia Rankine and Andrew Durbin, is becoming more sophisticated in the way it encroaches upon other forms of visual and literary art. Elsewhere, in fiction, a greater tendency toward autofictional novels of emotional maturation — typically in a cruel world — is colliding with the arriving generation’s faith in the bending of genres. The increasing confidence these writers have in their forms is beginning to show in the way they assert themselves against an older generation, sure, but it’s also showing up in the quality of the books. Plainly put: line for line, stanza for stanza, independent writing, and therefore independent publishing, is better than it was just a…

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Article: Book Reviews for Independent Authors


The link below is to an article that lists 10 places that an independent author can get their book/ebook reviewed.

For more visit:
http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/08/get-reviews-for-your-self-published-book/

Article: Independent Publishing Bashing


The link below is to an article that considers the ‘self-publishing’ bashing union out there in author world.

For more visit:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/luxeco-living/dear-mainstream-authors-s_b_3626633.html

Website: StoryBundle


The link below is to a site called ‘StoryBundle.’ This is a site for readers to find indie books and authors. StoryBundle offers a group of books as a bundle, which the customers then get to decide how much they would pay for them.

For more visit:
http://storybundle.com/

Article: Ebooks Future – Online Stores


The link below is to an article that looks at the future of ebook online stores and the collapse of independent ebook bookstores.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/e-book-news/the-future-of-ebooks-the-death-of-the-online-ebook-store/

Article: DRM Lawsuit


The link below is to an interesting article concerning DRM, Amazon and big book publishers, and a lawsuit filed by independent bookstores. This is another very interesting case.

For more visit:
http://goodereader.com/blog/electronic-readers/amazon-big-six-sued-by-independent-bookstores-over-drm/

This Little Church Went to Market – The Church in the Age of Entertainment, by Gary Gilley


I have decided to start reading this book again. I have mentioned ‘This Little Church Went to Market’ in an earlier post in At the BookShelf and this is linked to below:

https://atthebookshelf.wordpress.com/2010/10/30/this-little-church-went-to-market-by-gary-gilley/

Back in October 2010 when I started to read this book I put it aside for some reason – I may have gone on holiday and forgot about it on my return. Anyhow, I decided to take it up again and then to read the two other books that come after it as per my original post. So that is my plan over the next few weeks and months.

This Little Church Went to Market, by Gary Gilley, was first published in 2002 by Xulon Press (ISBN: 1 5916 0049 9). The edition I have is that published as a paperback by Evangelical Press in 2010 (ISBN: 0-85234-596-8 & ISBN-13 978-085234-596-2). The book was revised and updated in 2006. My edition has 142 pages, so it isn’t a large book by any means.

So about to start reading the book – feel free to read it also and join in the discussion on it.

 

Book Group

I have added this book to read at the book group at BookClubIt. Please join in the discussion at the book group or add your thoughts here on the Blog.

At the BookShelf (book reading group at BookClubIt):
http://www.bookclubit.com/bookclub.php?id=404

 

The Book – Get a Copy

At Goodreads:
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2275230.This_Little_Church_Went_to_Market

At Shelfari:
http://www.shelfari.com/books/6229162/This-Little-Church-Went-to-Market-The-Church-in-the-Age-of-Enter

Purchase a copy of the book at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/This-Little-Church-Went-Market/dp/1591600499
http://www.amazon.com/This-Little-Church-Went-Market/dp/0852345968/

Or Visit:
http://www.monergismbooks.com/This-Little-Church-Went-to-Market-p-16471.html

 

Note: This is a completely independent review – I have received nothing for it.