I’m going to admit that on my blog, I try to be one hundred percent indie book friendly. The reason for that is that just because someone hasn’t been picked up by a publishing house doesn’t mean they’re not an awesome writer. Actually some of my favourite books, especially since I’ve been blogging and have therefore heard about these books, have been indie titles.
I really do try to review indie books when I get the requests, just so long as they fit in with the genres I’m generally interested in, and so long as they sound interesting. Of course, I’m not going to take a book I’m not interested in – I wouldn’t even if they weren’t indie books. If I did, chances are I wouldn’t end up enjoying it, and that would be reflected in my review, which would be a massive fail for everybody involved.
Admittedly, my view might be coloured by the fact that I’ve read very few indie books that were bad grammatically, or weren’t structured, or were blatantly rip offs of other books, but from things I’ve heard, I know that happens.
My recent personal indie favourites have been Intangible by J Meyers and Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace, both of which I thoroughly enjoyed, and wouldn’t have known were indies unless Goodreads/Amazon had told me so. And when you think about it, some authors who are now signed with publishing houses, for example Amanda Hocking, starting of self-publishing.
So basically, what I’m going to ask, is what are your favourite indie titles? Will you read and review indie books? What experiences have you had with indie books?