Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Emily Rose Cole

The incredible Emily Rose Cole stunned the Indie Blu(e) authors with her submissions to our anthology But You Don’t Look Sick (for sale HERE). Emily’s writing is just so superlative, it’s almost impossibly good. We absolutely loved her work, she was a stand-out from the very first read and consequently Indie Blu(e) nominated Emily’s writingContinue reading “Authors in Indie Blu(e) Anthologies: Emily Rose Cole”

Suffering brings strength

Indie Blu(e) has published a number of ‘difficult’ subjects, including our We Will Not Be Silenced (anthology) on sexual-assault/rape, #metoo, Through The Looking Glass (anthology) on mental illness, and But, You Don’t Look Sick (anthology) on invisible physical illnesses. We’ve been asked – why go there? In may ways the crux of our existence asContinue reading “Suffering brings strength”

Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?

Well you aren’t alone. One of the most fascinating parts of working in publishing is noticing the similar concerns creatives have toward their work. I would go further and say, as creatives, we’re pretty good at self-sabotage! By being too egocentric, well we know how that goes, we can be unaware of how we’re perceivedContinue reading “Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?”

The Value of Book Reviews

Book reviews are currency for the indie author, especially when reader feedback appears on Amazon and Goodreads. That makes sense, considering the weight of word of mouth marketing. I read an article on Impact recently that stated consumers are 4x more likely to buy goods and services when referred by a friend, and 63% ofContinue reading “The Value of Book Reviews”