Discussion: Indie/Self-Published Reads
Kel Sunday, August 24, 2014 discussion
But I've found that, maybe because my expectations are low and/or I'm not reading them with reviews in mind, self-published ebooks have been nice easy, zero-pressure reads for me over the past month. I pick up free ebook novels and short stories for my Nook here and there. Some of them have been gems. I mentioned Sora's Quest, which was really enjoyable, a couple weeks back. I just finished a short story collection (Through a Tangled Wood) with a fairy tale feel that was a mix of really good, really bad and mediocre writing.
I'm not ready to commit to being a full-time indie novel canary or anything, but I am kind of looking forward to trying some of the other freebies on my Nook in between review and library reads. My expectations are low. I don't even expect them to be 50/50 good and bad, but the complete lack of pressure is a great relief valve. Not to worry, I'll still put up my thoughts on Goodreads, and probably a full review on the blog if I liked a book. :)
What about you guys? Do you read a lot/little/no self-published books? Do you take advantage of all the free stuff swamping Amazon's Kindle books? Care to play canary and share the names of some good quality indie authors with us? (I know Anya has already recommended Tammy Blackwell.) Thoughts?