Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Self-Published Authors to Check Out!!

I'm particularly excited about this post! As those of you who have been reading my blog for a while know both of my books are self-published. (Thousands of Mornings and Holiday Hospital Stay Poetry Collection 2012). I didn't know much about the world of self-publishing before this but a few self-published books have come onto my shelves. When you publish with a big New York house they take on the publicity for the most part. When you self-publish this is usually on you. Writers self-publish for many reasons and today I wanted to do my part to spread the word about some self-published authors and their books. 

Many of you may already know who this is. Michelle Madow self-published her Young Adult series The Transcend Time Saga. This includes: Remembrance, Vengeance, Timeless and Transcendence (A Transcend Time Bonus Packet). I have read every single one of these and have reviews of every one up on my blog. Michelle did such a wonderful job of marketing that this series has sold over 7,000 copies! She got her first book deal with a traditional publisher for The Secret Diamond Sisters. Coming February 2014! 


This is a self-published poetry collection by Nicole Iadevaia. I found out about this because my Aunt knows one of the author's relatives. So I got a copy from that relative. :) I haven't read the whole thing yet but I have read some of the poems and I wanted to feature it here. It is published through 

A Glimpse of Light 

I couldn't find the cover for this book anywhere. Or information on it. :/ I got this book a while ago because of a connection to the author. It is a poetry collection by Vinette M. Smith (Classy). 

This Place Called Us 

Again, I couldn't find the cover or information on the book. :/ This is another book that I got from a connection to the authors; Lisa Wujnovich and Mark Dunau. This is a poetry and photography collection. 

I know the author of this book via Facebook. Jessica Jondle. We both have Cystinosis. This is a book about her experiences with Cystinosis. Self-published with 


I just discovered this author on Sunday via a mutual friend that I met through Rachel Harris' Flirt Squad Facebook Group. I started reading this book on Sunday too. :) So far I'm really liking it. It seems to be Upper Young Adult/New Adult. The author's name is Ryan Ringbloom. This book is part of the Fast series. The next book, Wait, should be dropping soon. 


And of course, there are my books! ;) Thousands of Mornings (a poetry and photography collection) and Holiday Hospital Stay Poetry Collection 2012 (poetry collection). These are some of my suggestions! Covering the scope of Young Adult, Young Adult/New Adult, Memoir/Autobiography, Poetry/Photography and Poetry. Let me know what some of your favorites are! I would love to know! I am always up for supporting self-published authors! :)

<3 Amanda Leigh