Social media has led to an explosion of indie artists in genres like graphic illustrations, comics and cartoons. You can find them on all kinds of platforms, including Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook, but we think their incredible work is best viewed on Instagram, the most image-based platform. Here are some of our favourites!
Read @ The Telegraph India
When it comes to getting the word out about their books, indie authors need all the tools they can get their hands on. It might be in the form of blog tours, book swaps, ARC giveaways, or other types of meaningful promotion, but any mechanism for putting a book in front of readers is welcomed.
Read @ Good E-Reader (blog)
There’s no question about it: Amazon has walloped brick-and-mortar bookstores across the country. But in the Washington region, mom-and-pop booksellers say they’re not going anywhere.At least five small, independent bookstores have opened locally in the last two years, with more on the way. Solid State Books is a new shop heading to H Street NE. Big indie players Politics and Prose, Kramerbooks and Busboys and Poets have either expanded or are planning expansions, and innovative ventures such as mobile shop Duende District are remaking what it means to be a bookstore.
Source: Amazon Was Supposed To Have Crushed Bookstores. So Why Are Indie Bookshops Booming In D.C.? | WAMU