Sunday, February 19, 2012

"Buying Indie Month"-I'm In!

While working on making some sense of KDP Select free book promo results, I decided to take a break to post links to these 2 blogposts by Benjamin X Wretlind and Michael K Rose, in support of "Buying Indie Month", an idea spawned by Benjamin Wretlind. I am a firm believer in "paying it forward" and, especially in regard to Indie authors, I believe that supporting each other's success is the key to the future of indie publishing. When we, as a community of indie writers support each other, we become stronger, and hopefully success will breed success within our community. After all, as Zig Ziglar says, "You will get everything in life that you want, if you help enough other people get what they want." So, having waxed philosophical, the bottom line is, I will be buying an ebook per day from an indie author throughout the month of Feb. (I promise to read every one eventually, but they will go in the Kindle "queue". I have quite a few both paid and free from last month to get read yet.) I'm actually looking forward to it! There are a few on my TBR list already, so they go first. I'll update my Buy Indie Month page each day. Let the fun begin! Who else is in?

Go to my BUY INDIE MONTH for a complete day by day listing and links to my chosen selections.

Please check these other related blog posts out for more information:

Buying Indie Month, Revisited by Benjamin X. Wretlind

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  1. Positive post J.D. I too have always been a believer that one can only become successful by making others successful. I built my 20+ year career in management around this philosophy. Good to meet you and thanks for the follow!

  2. Thanks so much T.K! I feel we're all navigating pretty unknown waters at this point and it can only help to support each other.

  3. Great idea! I love the pay it forward concept and I try to practice it as much as I can. So far it hasn't failed me.

  4. Jeff, you have a blog!!!

    Sorry about the vulgar use of multiple exclamation marks but I was near hysterical to find out that I had a way to stalk you without looking creepy. Love it!

    I've not been quite myself in recent weeks but I'm getting better (slowly but surely). So good to be in contact with you. And congrats on the book release! I'm so excited for you!

    I'll stop with the exclamation marks in a minute but I'm really happy for you. And in true Jeff style I see that you're being generous and kind by paying it forward. That's one of the things I love about you.


  5. JAI!!!!!!!!

    I'm so glad to hear from you! I hope everything is ok--I've been wondering how you've been doing.

    Love ya, kiddo!!!

  6. I've made it a point to buy one or two indie books a month and do reviews for my blog. I have two more indie books I just finished.

  7. I've found some real gems in books from self-publishers and small, independent publishers.
    Now following from Jai's blog!

  8. Hi, Jeff. I just met you through Jai Joshi, and came over here to see who you are. It is so true. We help others and they reciprocate. I like to promote bloggers' books. It makes me feel good. I've found some incredible self-published authors. I just did a shout-out for two of them on the post I just published on my blog. And now I'm going to check out your thriller. Like other bloggers, I have a TBR list of books on my Kindle to read and then review. It's getting the time to work through them, but I WILL do it!
    Ann Best, Memoir Author of In the Mirror & Imprisoned

  9. Awesome, Stephen! Will need to check out your blog and reviews! Thanks!

  10. Ann & Diane, Thanks for following! Great to meet you! So glad you've had a good experience with self-pubbed books! Jai is a dear writer pal. Glad you found your way here through her!
    Ann- I will have to check out your blog as well! Thanks for your interest in my book and support of other self-published writers. I know what you mean about the TBR list. Mine is about to explode, but I'm excited to read everyone's work and, like you I WILL get to them all!

  11. It sounds like a great way to support indie authors!

    I'm a new follower from Jai Joshi's blog. :)

  12. Hi. I am not a book writer, and currently my reading is limited to blogs. I am Jai's blog buddy, very nice to meet you.

  13. What a great idea! I love that quote about getting what you want out of life if you help enough other people get what they want - well said!

  14. Hi Jeff! Jai said I needed to come visit. What instruments do you play?

  15. Hey, kids! Thanks for giving my blog a look. Jai is a dear friend.

    I play piano.