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Initial post: Jan 4, 2013 1:34:15 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 21, 2013 8:50:53 PM PST
Spring says:
Please join us in the MOA (Meet Our Authors) Forum, readers and Authors are welcomed there!

NOTE: Authors promoting on this thread or forum is against Amazon rules. You can post in the MOA forum.

If you have a Kindle book recommendation you are welcome to post it here! Please remember if you are an author you can post your own book only in the Meet Our Authors Forum.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 7:39:16 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 4, 2013 8:02:20 PM PST
Is this thread necessary?

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 9:47:43 PM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Jan 4, 2013 10:00:47 PM PST
Dorsie says:
I'll bump this to help you let the many thousands of holiday newbies know where to find quality independent authors.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 10:11:04 PM PST
Nothing wrong in promoting their forum in her own thread, IMHO.

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 11:04:08 PM PST
Dorsie says:
Well, let's go a step further. For all of you new Kindle users, here are some independent authors whose work I have especially enjoyed. I do not know, nor do I have any connection with these authors. I just love their books, and I would never have found them without Kindle and this forum. I invite other Kindlers to share their favorites.

Wet Desert, a Novel by Gary Hansen. This is the best dollar you will ever spend. It's a breathtaking action/adventure novel that takes you down the Colorado River in the wake of a disaster at the Glen Canyon Dam. Bring your Google satellite maps with you for a real thrill.

The Alto Wore Tweed (The Liturgical Mysteries) by Mark Schweizer. This is the first of (currently) ten cozy mysteries about a wealthy and quirky police chief / choir director in a N.C. mountain town. Along with whodunit, you will find gems like the 'nativity penguin' and the 'pirate eucharist.'

Learn Me Good and Learn Me Gooder by John Pearson. See the life of a engineer who becomes a third grade science teacher via his emails to a former colleague. Bring tissue because will laugh until you cry.

These are three independent authors who have been favorites of mine and many other Kindle users in the last couple of years. At the price, you can't lose.

Another good source for good independent and publisher books is this monthly thread:
This was started by a wonderful Kindle named Michael some time ago, and is carried on each month. I get most of my book recommendations here, and I am rarely disappointed. If you ever lose the thread, just search the forum for "'month' 'year' informal poll".

Posted on Jan 4, 2013 11:26:13 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 4, 2013 11:26:33 PM PST
I got the Learn Me Good books when they were offered for free and enjoyed them.

Mike Jastrzebski is another good indie author. Loved his The Storm Killer.

I also like J. R. Rain.

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 2:12:42 AM PST
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Posted on Jan 5, 2013 2:16:09 AM PST
Dorsie says:
I would just really like to know why so many people object to our posting objective evaluations of our favorite independent authors?

Really. Why?

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 2:58:42 AM PST
Evaluations/reviews belong on the product page IMO. "Objective evaluations" is a matter of opinion. The focus of this forum is Kindles which is why there is a Meet our authors forum.

This forum gets spammed enough as it is which is why most threads promoting a book result in the book being added to people's "Do not buy" lists. No one likes spam.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 3:32:45 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2013 3:47:53 AM PST
Dorsie says:
I disagree. Just finding a product for which you want to see the product page is a huge undertaking.

I see a great value in Kindle members with experience in the last several years taking the time to post the works of those independent authors who got us through the Agency Model mess. It will be a short-term process, until the new people can find the best authors on their own.

It is not a analytic process, which makes it so amenable to people just telling you "I loved this book, and here is why." The Monthly threads have been blissfully free of spam for years. We don't want to promote single books, but to present the works of independent authors that many of us have considered outstanding.

We can make this an honest unbiased thread in which new Kindlers can find the best independent work out there.

I took the time to post the books from three indys whose books changed by reading habits forever. I want you to know about them. This method lets unaffiliated readers tell you what was good and why. These are books that have made happier from reading them. Is that not a good thing to pass on?

Spam would be the author or someone related to the author breaking in to post self-promotions. It has been a rare problem in the Monthly Poll, and I would expect it to rare here.

ETA: Also, for number of reasons, I do not wish to participate in Amazon's review system. I do not think that it is statistically honest, and I don't think that Amazon can make it so without violating Constitutional Rights.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 4:18:11 AM PST
Dorsie says:
Then do you believe that the Monthly Poll thread is a bad thing?

Frankly, I don't want to wade through the MOA forum. I want a distilled, evaluated, description of the best that has come from there, given by unbiased Kindle Readers.

I don't want to look through pages and pages of book descriptions, when one person with whom I am digitally familiar on the monthly poll can tell me to check A Shot in the Bark: A Dog Park Mystery (Lia Anderson Dog Park Mysteries)out, a very different cozy that put a little Dexter in the mix and left me begging for more.

And let's not forget the Gunn Zoo Mysteries, starting with The Anteater of Death: A Gunn Zoo Mystery (Gunn Zoo Series). These are the things that make my life happy. Why don't you want me to post them.

And every single book that I have recommended here has been highly rated and recommended by other users.

I hope that some of the new users will try some of the books I have posted here, like them, and wtch for other books I like. And then they can return the favor.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 11:14:27 AM PST
Spring says:
Thanks Dorsie!

There are so many talented authors in the MOA forum!

Posted on Jan 5, 2013 11:17:07 AM PST
Spring says:
A reason for starting a thread in this forum is because when you click "discussions" on the product page, this forum is where you land. Many readers and authors don't scroll to the bottom to find the different forums.

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Posted on Jan 5, 2013 1:21:34 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 5, 2013 1:23:12 PM PST
Spring says:
Here is a fine example of a talented Indie author who hit the New York Times Bestsellers list:

The Mill River Recluse

About the Author
Darcie Chan is the author of THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE, a self-published debut novel that has become a word-of-mouth e-book sensation. With over 650,000 copies sold, THE MILL RIVER RECLUSE appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists for more than 28 weeks and became a heartwarming favorite of readers across the country.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 2:39:11 PM PST
we did that, people talk in here about the book started the wave, it was fun to watch happen

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 5:49:49 PM PST
Spring says:
bonne, that is awesome! I read Darcie's interview and didn't even know she was self-published.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 5, 2013 6:03:19 PM PST
: )
started in one thread then migrated to the "monthly what are you reading thread" and snowballed from there, its was great watching it rise and stay in the top
: )

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 6, 2013 8:41:58 PM PST
Spring says:
Squiggly squirrel, that is such a neat story! I read somewhere that Darcie thought it was her Kirkus Review that spiked sales and of course word of mouth. :)))

Posted on Jan 11, 2013 8:36:12 PM PST
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Posted on Jan 15, 2013 7:14:07 PM PST
Spring says:
Just found this one for free by Ted Dekker Identity (Eyes Wide Open, Book 1)
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