Independent authors are having a heyday right now, breaking the normally strait-laced publishing industry wide open with stories that are as varied as the people telling them. Now, fascinating new voices are everywhere, and they’re bringing a much-needed breath of fresh air with them. Indies are also all the rage with readers because they’re the book world equivalent of shopping local and supporting small businesses. What’s not to love? Their books are easily available, and often priced more competitively than titles put out by large publishing houses. Want to support an indie author this summer, but not sure where to start? This shortlist of some of independent publishing’s favorites is sure to have something for everyone!
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