GREAT News! Shelf Unbound has named The BODY MARKET as a “Notable 100” indie read for 2015! Leine’s in pretty fabulous company, so if you’re looking for an indie book vetted by an award-winning e-magazine, head on over to Shelf Unbound. The BODY MARKET’s listed on page 95.
From their website: “Shelf Unbound indie book review magazine features the best of small press and self-published books. Each issue reaches 125,000 avid readers in more than 70 countries. A 2015 Maggie Award WINNER for Best Digital-Only Magazine, Shelf Unbound is known for its in-depth interviews with authors ranging from unsung talents to Pulitzer Prize winners, as well as to what Publisher’s Weekly described as its rich design.”
Have a fantastic rest of your week–I know I will 🙂
Quick update: I’m SUPER honored and excited to announce that Kate Jones #7, A ONE WAY TICKET TO DEAD, has been nominated by BigAl’s Books ‘n’ Pals in the thriller category for a Readers’ Choice Award!
BigAl has been a major champion for indies, beginning with indie music back a few *cough* years ago. For Al, it was a natural progression to jump feet first into the independent publishing fray and get the word out about indie authors and small presses (see Al’s awesome interview here). As most of you know, there are very few “Indie Only” venues out there that truly support independent publishers and authors. BigAl’s review site, along with The Indie View, are two of the best. BigAl and his pals don’t charge for reviews, and they certainly don’t hold back on what they really think (although they’re nothing if not fair). Plus, they only review about 10% of submissions–you won’t be inundated by a gazillion non-vetted books.
So, instead of asking for your vote, I’m going to ask instead that you head on over to the site and check out the other fabulous books that have been nominated. Read the reviews, maybe even purchase a couple of the books for your reading pleasure. And yes, vote for the books you love and earn a couple of entries to win some swag. But most of all, I hope that you hang at BigAl’s for a while, check out the blog, join his mailing list to hear about authors you might never have found. It’s a great way to show your support for indie authors. (Voting ends March 28th)
Happy Vernal Equinox!
Botticelli – Primavera
This morning when I checked my email I found out that Night Owl Reviews named Yucatan Dead a Top Pick! Talk about a great way to start the weekend 😀 Thank you, Josie!
In the, “I Didn’t See This One Coming” category: I just found out BAD TRAFFICK has been shortlisted at Orangeberry Book Tours Hall of Fame for Best Romance! To say that I’m surprised would be an understatement 🙂 Apparently, the folks at Quality Reads UK Book Club chose Leine Basso and Santiago Jensen’s romance as one of their favorites of the year. You can vote for it here: http://orangeberrybooktours.com/expo/2013/07/31/hall-of-fame-best-romance/
OB doesn’t require a sign up or your email, just click the button and vote. Very cool. Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone did it that way?
From the bottom of my little writer’s heart, THANK YOU for the support.
Wish me luck!
I just found out that Bad Traffick is a semi-finalist in the Kindle Book Review 2013 Book Awards! There are some pretty heavy hitters in the mystery/thriller category, so I’m just going to offer my, “I’m honored to have made it this far,” speech and call it good. It’s still pretty cool, though 🙂