The Scrapbook is better known as the Christmas Catalog of the Independent Paperback Gift Shop. (The Catalog is free for you to download and browse with links to individual books on Amazon.)
In here, you’ll find over one hundred books written by Independent Authors. That is, writers who don’t work for one of the major publishers. Here you will find novels. Novellas. Anthologies. Fact. Fiction. Poetry. Children’s books. All genres are represented, all time periods covered – the ninth century, the civil war, the current era as well as the futuristic and fantasy periods. Authors from the United States, the United Kingdom, Spain and Australia are represented.
Ideal and inexpensive Christmas Gifts. It is a guaranteed bet you can find a gift in here for someone you know fairly well – but not well enough to spend a fortune on. A prosperous relative who is difficult to buy for, maybe. A prodigious reader. A frustrated reader. A reader who has read everything
There once was a bleak decade where published authors retreated into a safe and cuddly comfort zone of its own making. Not here.
Gift a book from this catalog and the reader will experience something completely new. This catalog is full of unknown writers who are trudging through the battlefield of literary art and you have the rare opportunity to find a gem on their way to the New York Bestseller list. There are at least five authors mentioned in this catalog that can be thought of easily that fits this description; writers who, in any other era, would be published and read prodigiously. One is so good, she has agents crawling all over her like woodlice on bark.
That’s the glory of being an Independent Author: The sheer glory of Independent Literature. There is a misconception that “ Independent” generally means poor quality. This is not true; what it means is that an author has freedom from the restrictive bonds imposed on by traditional publishers who often pigeon hole books for marketing reasons. Therefore, decide to buy an original book from an original author, who dares to defy genre and who may even entice and inspire your imagination.
So please. Have a browse. There are starving authors out there waiting to entertain you. And enrich your life. And please share the following links abundantly:
Free Online Catalog: http://www.scribd.com/doc/110809194/Indielit-Scrapbook-Version-2
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