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View Poll Results: How Many of MR's Indie Authors Have You Read ?
None 39 39.80%
1 - 3 28 28.57%
4 - 5 9 9.18%
6 - 10 13 13.27%
11 - 15 3 3.06%
16 - 20 1 1.02%
More than 20 5 5.10%
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Old 05-29-2010, 01:10 AM   #31
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I've read four, but have many more downloaded.
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:33 PM   #32
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Oops! More than 20, I guess I need todosome reviews.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:53 AM   #33
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Old 05-31-2010, 08:22 AM   #34
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Absolute zero, so far.
My TBR list is too long.
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Old 05-31-2010, 11:56 AM   #35
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Absolute zero, so far.
My TBR list is too long.

Then Read QUICKER


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Old 05-31-2010, 12:10 PM   #36
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I wish I could....
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Old 06-01-2010, 03:37 AM   #37
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Oops, I need to change my vote! I voted 4-5 (and I've reviewed all of them on smashwords), but when I saw the details of the voting, I could vote closer to 20, since I've downloaded a ton and I'm planning to read them all all all! Well, all the ones that I like by the middle of the book at least! I've had a lovely reading weekend- read at least 5 books from smashwords just in the past few days. In the middle of #6 (on my sony) and #7 (on my blackberry) right now...
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:32 AM   #38
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Oops, I need to change my vote! I voted 4-5 (and I've reviewed all of them on smashwords), but when I saw the details of the voting, I could vote closer to 20, since I've downloaded a ton and I'm planning to read them all all all! Well, all the ones that I like by the middle of the book at least! I've had a lovely reading weekend- read at least 5 books from smashwords just in the past few days. In the middle of #6 (on my sony) and #7 (on my blackberry) right now...

Good on You Grace,

Great to see you around, and glad your getting in some HARDCORE reaing time


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Old 08-11-2010, 04:46 PM   #39
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Hate to point you to a different board, but if you like mysteries:

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.ph...html#msg506285

If you like Thrillers:

http://www.kindleboards.com/index.ph...html#msg506229

It's more of a list, rather than a recommended list, but you can quickly check their announce page. I've used this to make more than a few purchases since I discovered this list.

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Old 08-11-2010, 06:37 PM   #40
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And I know it's cheating, but include ANY you have Bought / Downloaded but NOT yet read,
Ooops, I've voted before reading that.
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Old 08-12-2010, 09:28 AM   #41
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Is there a list (anywhere) of recommended books by Indie Authors? I prefer thrillers...
Boyd Morrison, though he now has more traditional publishing arrangements, first made his books available independently, and had/has a presence on MR. If you like fast-paced thrillers, then I can't think of anything better.

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Old 09-09-2010, 01:00 AM   #42
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I have tried a couple. Some were good and show a lot of promise and I went on to purchase other works they had up, usually on Smashwords. As mentioned by JBJB, yes, Boyd Morrison is one of the good ones. Wesley Alison also comes to mind as showing promise and I think he still has some free ebooks out, and he posts here regularly so he's not just here to "plug and run."

Edit: I may one day have to start a Book Review blog. Maybe I could call it "James Reads..." or something. (My name is James Reed, hence the pun...)

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Old 09-21-2010, 11:54 AM   #43
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According to this poll, if I had the perfect book, with the perfect cover, and a perfect edit I might sell a dozen books in a year here. No wonder I'm not really trying to sell books here. lol
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Old 09-22-2010, 03:10 AM   #44
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I have been disappointed too often by the sub-standard editing of Indie author works to have risked any to the MR ones so far. I am convinced there are many good Indie authors out there (here, maybe ); but I often perceive a good story with bad editing as unpleasant to read as a bad story.
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I often perceive a good story with bad editing as unpleasant to read as a bad story
Heh. Some people say that the journey is more important than the destination, or the journey is worth suffering disappointing destination...or..
Doesn't matter. I am just like you. That's why I hate Perdido Street Station. It was one of the best fantasy books I have ever read until I got to the end. The ending was so bad, that I cannot stand even thinking about the author's other books.
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