Friday, 20 August 2010


Launch of New Message Board - 'Bestseller Bound'

Readers and indie authors, here is a real treat for you. A new message board, Bestseller Bound, is having its grand opening this week. Darcia Helle, author of several books including The Cutting Edge, Miami Snow and Enemies and Playmates, created this unique board with Stacy Juba as one of the resident authors and moderators along with Darcia and author Maria Savva.

The board is sort of like the literary equivalent of a reality show. Here, readers will get a behind the scenes glimpse into what it’s like to be a small press or independently published author. These authors will chat with readers about writing a book, how they do research and get their ideas, how they market their books, and the challenges they face. They’ll share articles, stories and poems, as well as special offers and discounts. For those of you who read ebooks, you’ll already notice some 99 cent coupons for a limited time.

Readers are invited to hang out and meet tomorrow’s breakout writers. Have you always wanted to hear an author speak at your local bookstore or library and never had time to attend? Were you too uncomfortable asking a question? This is the perfect setting to interact with authors, ask your questions, and discover new favorites. If you enjoy reviewing books on sites such as Amazon or Goodreads, you can even offer your willingness to consider books for review.

Small press and independently published authors, you’re welcome to join in on the discussion. You may also post a thread about your books in the Connection CafĂ©, post a book trailer link and various web site links, and browse our free Help Wanted section, where authors and book lovers can exchange guest blogging and review opportunities. We do ask that you participate in the general discussion now and then rather than just promoting your books so that readers will have the opportunity to interact with a diverse group of indie authors. Please tell your readers about the forum. If every author recommended the site to their readers, think how much the indie book movement could spread.

Readers, please share this link with your book clubs and friends:

What are you waiting for? Hop on over to Bestseller Bound and check it out!


  1. Thanks for the tip,Calum. I'm going to check it out right now.

  2. Hey Calum, that's where I found your blog url! I'm Jennifer Lane, a new author and a new blogger as well. Nice to meet you.

  3. Hi Jennifer! Thanks for joining and following my blog.


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