Buy Indie this holiday season!

*I wrote this post on Monday and I’m going to leave it up for the rest of the week.  I’m having thirteen people over for Thanksgiving this year, so I gotta clean and cook! (Turkey with rosemary/ pancetta/ orange butter anyone?)  Then on Friday, time to bust out the Christmas tree! I’ve also been managing to write 300-500 words a day on Rebellion.  No, not impressive word count, but it’s what I can do at the moment.  I’m hoping to get a lot done this weekend.  Happy holidays!

This morning I got some of my holiday shopping done on the internet and I ended up buying a lot of indie authored books for people on my list.  It occurred to me that last year when I was shopping for gifts, I hadn’t gone indie yet and didn’t even know about indie authors, and therefore didn’t have nearly as many excellent and affordable books to choose from.  The experience of purchasing something that was created by someone who will chat with you on Facebook or comment on your blog or even thank you for supporting them is great!  I think for most of us indie authors the dream is to get to write full-time and I know that it made me feel good to contribute to other writers achieving this dream.  So, I thought I’d compile a list of indies I enjoy in the hopes that you might support them this holiday season.  In most cases the books are available in several formats, including paperback. 

YA:

Susan Bischoff, Imogen Rose, Amanda Hocking, Sarra Cannon, Jess C Scott, V.J. Chambers, Jason Letts, Elizabeth Isaacs

Paranormal/Supernatural/Romance:

Zoe Winters, Kait Nolan, Ashlynn Monroe, Claire Farrell, Belinda Kroll, Tarrant Smith, Nicole Zoltack, Lauralynn Elliott, Amber Scott, H.P. Mallory

Sci-fi/Fantasy/Horror/Thriller:

David Dalglish, Daniel Arenson, William Meikle, Cristyn West, Mari Miniatt, David Wisehart, Scott Nicholson

This is by no means a comprehensive list.  I’ve either read these authors or had them recommended to me.  Also, the categorization…many of these people write across all genres.

For more comprehensive lists, please check out:  Indie Reader and Indie Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance.  Also, all the book bloggers I have listed in the sidebar read indie, it would behoove you to check out their blogs for even more indie goodness!

Please feel free to share the websites of any indie authors you would recommend in the comments.  I’m sure every author listed here could contribute at least 10!  Writers are readers, after all. 🙂

12 thoughts

  1. Good list. Kait Nolan is a great one to check out.

    I’ll toss my books out there. But I’m on my phone, and can’t actually make hyperlinks. Both are on amazon, and come up right away when searched.

    All Hallows Blood is paranormal romance/urban fantasy. It’s borderline indie, because it’s from such a small publisher as to practically be self-published. Selling it in ten words: psychic warrior teams up with elder vampire to protect Portland.

    stories with bite o,.,o is my self-published collection of short stories. Vampires, dragons, and elves, oh my! A little dark, sometimes bloodt, and a great example of what it’s like in my head. Kindle price only 2.99.

    Thanks.

  2. Here’s are the links for Raven’s books:
    All Hallows Blood: http://www.amazon.com/All-Hallows-Blood-1-ebook/dp/B0039UTUEA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&m=AG56TWVU5XWC2&s=digital-text&qid=1290457151&sr=1-1

    Stories With Bite: http://www.amazon.com/stories-bite-Raven-Corinn-Carluk/dp/1453745955/ref=ntt_at_ep_dpt_2

    @Susan- I’m curious to know which boy on Roswell you like-Valerie, Sarah, and I all liked a different one! 🙂

    @Claire- I knew you’d have a few good ones to share!

  3. @Susan – OMg Roswell!Love I wanted Max so badly when I watched that show in high school. Not that I would have done anything with him, as I was afraid of boys, but I would have loved to have him read to me. Such a nice voice.

    Thank you for listing my books! This is a great idea and I am totally going to steal it for my next week’s post.

  4. Hello Stacey,

    This is my first post on your blog and I just wanted to say thank you for this post. 🙂

    I don’t know when but I will be getting the paperback of glimmer soon (hopefully before Christmas) I already have have Glimpse and I am enjoying that. Actually, it is kind of a weird coincidence that I bought Glimpse n the first I saw your entry on the Indie Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance website and I noticed that it said that you are from Beaverton, OR. Well, my book is actually set there but it isn’t called Beaverton in my novel and I have never set foot in the US let alone Oregon but I just felt drawn to the place. So, when I saw your book I bought it. I apologize for the long post.

    Take Care & Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. After I have received Glimmer I will recommend both books on my blog, so some time around the New Year.

    Yes, I am from the UK. Oh, that is good about the weather I had to guess so knowing that it could similar doesn’t make me like a fool describing certain scenes but where I live this morning we got our first snow fall of the winter.

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