You’ll find mentions on blogs, book websites, and social media. Newspapers and magazines. Friends will happily tell you about novels they’ve enjoyed.
And you wouldn’t have to wander around a bookstore for more than a few minutes to score a great find.
Most of these books are written by well-known authors … and promoted by the well-oiled marketing machines at the most well-to-do publishing houses.
But what about the independent author?
You know, the prolific novelist who is quietly building her Amazon publishing empire …
… the sci-fi writer who works tirelessly to promote his own books …
… or the kitchen table warrior who spent a year at home typing up her first manuscript, and is now ready to publish.
This is why I created Tim’s Discovery List—a growing list of self-published books that are worth every minute of our time.
Let’s all tip our hats … and support the independent authors in our literary community!
I’m Timothy Pike, copy editor and self-publishing coach, and I’ve been in the book business since 2014. I created the writing and reading community ChapterBuzz to help authors publish their books affordably, and founded Books & Buzz Magazine to showcase prominent authors, reviewers, and books. Join our private book society on Facebook!