Indie Book Month — Promote Your Books




On Twitter, there is a movement called #IndieApril, so I thought it was a good idea to import to WordPress.  Independent writers are the growing force in publishing, so please take this opportunity to publicize and promote your work!

I want to offer an opportunity for all writers who follow this blog to share information on their books. It can be very difficult to generate publicity for our writing, so I thought this little effort might help. All books may be mentioned, and there is no restriction on genre. This encompasses fiction, poetry, plays, and non-fiction. If I have neglected to mention a genre, please consider it to be included.

To participate, simply give your name, your book, information about it, and where to purchase it in the comments section. Then please be willing to reblog and/or tweet this post. The more people that see it, the more publicity we can generate for everyone’s books.

Thank you for participating!

Keep on writing!



Celebrate and promote your writing! Shout it out to the world! Let everyone know about your work!



Let everyone know that you are a writer! Be proud of it!



Feel free to promote a new or an older book!

I hope this idea is successful, and I hope many people share information on their books!

I will continue to have this party every few weeks.


Gallows Hill can be found here in ebook.

Gallows Hill in paperback can be found here.

An interview about Gallows Hill can be found here.


Please follow the following links to find my novel:


Print book

Thank you!

The book trailer:

Maledicus:Investigative Paranormal Society Book I

My radio interview:




Available on Amazon

65 thoughts on “Indie Book Month — Promote Your Books

  1. My name is Andrew McDowell. I’ve written and published an epic fantasy novel titled Mystical Greenwood, intended to be the first of three. It’s the story of a boy drawn into a conflict against against an evil sorcerer. As he spends more and more time within many deep forests on his journey, he comes to realize there is a sacred magic at work within the realm of wildlife, which is tied to his own role in this struggle to protect his homeland and all that is wild and green.

    It is available in paperback, Kindle, and Nook:
    Amazon –
    Barnes & Noble –
    Books a Million –
    Goodreads –

    And the cover art is available at Deviant Art –

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  2. Thank you so much, Charles, for this generous opportunity!
    ‘Gateway to Magic’ features Steven Topcliff, an 11-year-old gaming fanatic trapped in Fairyland where all tech is banned by law. Steven hates Fairyland – there are no video games, no chicken nuggets and no one tells the truth. The inhabitants are dangerous, sometimes deadly, and the Land itself is a living being that deals out instant magical punishments to lawbreakers. He has to deal with spiteful goblins, a delinquent shapeshifter who insists on being his best mate, and the diva-like Fairy Queen who embroils him in a mysterious game of her own. Steven is a boy who plays to win, but there’s no controlling this dimension with a console – he must use magic to survive and get home.
    Age 7+. E-book and paperback available on Amazon:

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  3. HL Carpenter

    Thank you for the opportunity, Charles!

    Our cozy mystery can use some reader love!

    Septuagenarian sleuth Emma Twiggs thinks her neighbor’s death was an accident—until her friend Arnie says he suspects murder.

    Arnie is convinced he knows the killer’s identity. He wants Emma to prove it.

    Is Arnie right? And is he right in his belief that Emma’s best friend is the killer’s next target?

    As Emma navigates madcap mayhem, multiple mysteries, and murderous motives, she discovers more than one person is hiding deadly secrets.

    The question is, who has a cause for murder?

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  4. Thanks Charles!! My first novel is out now and has been getting great reviews. It follows the 19th century misadventures of a group of undertakers and their shady clientele. It’s set in Maryland and has a fun, fast pace. Having a stubborn female hero is going to be my trademark, always.

    I’m encouraging folks to get it through, for the full Indie experience, but the Kindle version is easier on the wallet:

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  5. Cheers, Charles!
    Book #3 in my Five Kingdoms epic fantasy series just released, and in celebration I am running a $0.99 sale on book #1, THE PRINCE’S MAN
    Rustam Chalice, gigolo and spy, loves his life, so when the kingdom he serves is threatened from within, he leaps into action. Only trouble is, the spy master teams him up with an untouchable, beautiful aristocratic assassin who despises him. Plunged into a desperate journey over the mountains, the mismatched pair struggle to survive deadly wildlife, the machinations of a spiteful god – and each other.
    Think James Bond meets Lord of the Rings – a sweeping tale of spies and deadly politics, inter-species mistrust and magic phobia, with a pinch of romance.

    Find THE PRINCE’S MAN at a range of retailers on:

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  6. Hello, Charles.

    Thank you for the invite.

    I’m Frank Prem and I write stories on free verse. I have two collections Indie published:

    Small Town Kid – a memoir of growing up in rural Australia in the 1960s and 70s, released in December 2018.

    Devil In The Wind – the voices of victims and survivors of our terrible and tragic Black Saturday bushfires of a decade ago. This book is listed for pre-order this month (April 2019).

    Thanks for the opportunity.


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  7. How about a light allegory?
    Who Will Rule Magic: Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile

    Kraken abdicates. Dragon resigns. The host country must provide Candidates to undertake the Test of the Puzzle. If they fail, Cat becomes Overall Ruler of Magic, the Overlord, the King of all he surveys, by the Law of Singularity. Uh, uh. Cockatoo can’t have a cat-killer lording it over the creatures of Air. Never. Not on his sticky-beaking watch.

    If you think Animal Farm, modernised and Australian, there is where you’ll find this story!


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  8. This is wonderful of you, Charles! It’s part of the reason writers in general, and the indie community in particular, are some of my favorite people. It’s generous and helps all of us!

    I have the first book in my Libraries of the World Mystery Series, Trudy’s Diary, debuting on April 16th. It’s currently available for preorder.

    Trudy’s Diary is the story of an anthropologist in Washington, DC, who gets swept up into the investigation of two murders and learns that the clues to whodunit may lie buried in a diary from the mid-nineteenth century and a pulp novel destined for the Library of Congress.

    Trudy’s Diary on Amazon:

    Trudy’s Diary on Nook, Kobo, iTunes:

    Thank you!!

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  9. I’m always looking for opportunities to promote my books. Thank you for this one!
    My name is Patricia Gligor (rhymes with tiger) and I’ve written the five-book Malone mystery series. “Desperate Deeds” is the third book in the series and may be read as a standalone.
    “The temperatures have risen, tulips and daffodils are in bloom and there’s a feeling of endless possibilities in the air. Ann has no idea that her world is about to be turned upside down.”
    Amazon link:

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  10. Thanks, Charles.
    Why would thieves steal the body of a dead woman?
    That’s the most challenging question yet to be faced by Sylvester Tilghman, the third of his family to serve as sheriff of Arahpot, Jordan County, Pennsylvania, in the waning days of the 19th century.
    And it’s not just any body but that of Mrs. Arbuckle, Nathan Zimmerman’s late mother-in-law. Zimmerman is burgess of Arahpot and Tilghman’s boss, which puts more than a little pressure on the sheriff to solve the crime in a hurry.
    Syl’s investigation is complicated by the arrival in town of a former flame who threatens his relationship with his sweetheart Lydia Longlow; clashes with his old enemy, former burgess McLean Ruppenthal; a string of armed robberies, and a record snowstorm that shuts down train traffic, cuts off telegraph service and freezes cattle in the fields.
    It will take all of Syl’s skills and the help of his deputy and friends to untangle the various threads and bring the criminals to justice.

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  11. Reblogged this on Laurie Boris and commented:
    April is a busy month. It’s National Poetry Month; Autism Awareness Month, Financial Literacy Month. It’s also Indie April, and Charles French is one of many authors spreading the word on Twitter (#IndieApril) and elsewhere about supporting indie authors and their work. You might want to check out Charles’s work and those who’ve commented on his blog. Happy reading!

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  12. Kit Falbo

    My name is Kit Falbo, I Indie-published my first book this last February. The book is called The Crafting of Chess. It is YA GameLit. One reviewer described it as a cross between Ready Player One and August Rush.
    Amazon link if you are interested.

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  13. Mental Midgets | Musqonocihte: “…it’s a miracle we’ve survived this far…” This TWIN book is a collection of factoids, thoughts, quips, code, quotes, photos, thought bombs, creative non-fiction, Native American history and prose. And it’s short. Musqonichte translates Blue Sky.
    ISBN: 9781731074010
    I give to anyone who desires a good read (pdf): email me:
    Thank you Charles 🙂

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  14. Artful Alchemy: Physically Challenged Fiber Artists Creating

    Edited by Anne Copeland, with assistance from Barbara William for overall content decisions, this book relates the alchemy involved in the artful transformations of 23 severely physically challenged fiber artists, many whom are internationally known.

    The book is the culmination of a very small but very successful 501 (c)(3) nonprofit that was founded in 2005 by Anne Copeland to provide assistance for physically challenged fiber artists with getting adequate and affordable exposure for their work and to help them with professional development. The organization provided exhibits and shows through assistance from various venues in the United States, some of which held traveling venues. The first year, we curated an exhibit called “My World in Black and White.” That exhibit attracted some 121 participants from all over the world, and we had 10 live venues for it, all of which were well attended. We operated the nonprofit for some 10 years+, the entire time with extremely little or no money.

    Many of the stories in the book are of artists who participated in many of our exhibits. Other stories are included because we have known the artists for many years, and because their specific physical challenges should provide inspiration and respect for them as they followed their dreams and goals despite worsening health. A number of the artists have passed on now, but will be remembered by all of us who knew them and worked with them.

    The book is available from in paperback and as an E-book. If any of you suffer from physical challenges, I think this book will help you to realize that no matter what you are dealing with, you CAN be successful with your art or whatever endeavor you wish to pursue. Thank you most kindly.

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  15. Ehab Shawky

    “The Lost Way to Misrost,
    Part I: The Legacy”

    Hello everyone,
    My name is Ehab Shawky. I live in Cairo, Egypt. I’m an author and self-publisher. My latest book is a YA medieval fiction novel. It is about ‘Qotazio Al-Misrosty,’ a sailor who returns home after spending many years at sea, only to find his country in a terrible mess. It is nothing as he remembers. Deciding to mind his own business, he seeks his family’s help. All he wanted was to lead a peaceful life on his father’s farm. However, day after day, he discovers more secrets that rattle his hopes. Eventually, winds do not blow as he wished, and a long, arduous struggle ensues. The novel is full of surprises, restless adventure, laughter, romance, and tragedy. The number of words is 136,000.
    The following link includes the first chapter as a sample; it also includes all data about where to find my novel.

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