Fantastic books are everywhere, we just need to find them!

Learn more about TimYou probably know this already, but they’re out there.

Books, that is. Excellent books and exciting stories that are there for you to dive into, but that aren’t on your radar yet.

Specifically, I’m talking about books that have been self-published by their authors. You know, the books that quietly came into the world, the books that aren’t right in your face when you walk into Barnes & Noble, the books you don’t hear as much about (yet, anyway!)

But books that can be every bit as good, or even better, than the ones that came from the big publishing houses.

The internet is a huge labyrinth of books—along with tons of reviews, discussions, and social media posts about them—the problem is that they’re scattered all over the place, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed while trying to sift through all of this information.

It’s also easy for great books to get lost in the nooks and crannies of this massive maze.

As an author, you may have noticed this.

Perhaps you’ve self-published a book and wish it was easier for hungry readers to find it.

That’s why I created the Discovery List! It’s an effort to make it a snap for readers to find the books that self-published authors the world over have worked so hard to write.

The Discovery List is a spreadsheet of self-published books and reviews—and quick blurbs that I call “Love Notes”—that can be sorted in any order to help readers find just what they’re craving.

Here’s what I see for the Discovery List:

  • I see us digging up all of these quality books (and positive reviews) and putting them all in one, easy-to-find place.
  • I see the Discovery List being the first thing a reader checks when they’re on the hunt for their next exciting book.
  • I see “self-published” being a synonym for “outstanding.”

You can help make this vision a reality!

If you’ve discovered (or written, or reviewed) an outstanding book, we’d love for you to share it with us.

The goal of the Discovery List is to catalog every self-published book out there that’s worth reading. Make sure yours is on the List! Bonus points if you have a review to go along with it.

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