Jessica Sorenson’s The Secret of Ella & Micha leaps a healthy four spots ahead to number one in this week’s IndieReader Top 10 Indie Bestseller List. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under his childhood friend Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend (and the girl he loves) back, no matter what it takes.
From childhood crushes to childhood nemeses: new at number 10 this week is Checkmate by R.L. Mathewson, which explores why there’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.
IndieReader's Top 10 Indie list is updated every week, using sources including Amazon, the New York Times, B&N.com and USA Today to determine what books make the cut. Check out the rest of this week's, and every week's, Indie bestsellers to see what's hot in Indie and self-publishing on their bestseller list.
And be sure to check out our writing and publishing series this week with Margo Lanagan and Tammara Webber.
Travis Thrasher: The Prolific Iconoclast on 'How I Did It'
November 14, 2012
These are some of the things I have not done:
I haven't picked a box and decided to stay inside it. Boxes are restraining and after a while you start to feel claustrophobic. They’re square and hard and nothing like the shape of your heart and soul.
I haven’t had that one book published which all my other works ...
2012 National Book Awards Announced
November 15, 2012
The 2012 National Book Award winners were announced last night at a ceremony at Cipriani, on Manhattan’s Wall Street. The office of the National Book Foundation have been closed since Hurricane Sandy damaged it, but the swank party still took place last night. The winners include:
Young Peoples Literature: William Alexander, Goblin Secrets
Poetry: David Ferry
, Bewilderment: New Poems and ...
Margo Lanagan: The Prizewinning YA Author on ‘How I Did It’
November 8, 2012
I did it by reading early and reading often, opening up and unthinkingly absorbing story patterns, word patterns and ways of looking at the world. In the beginning, I just thought books were
; they all already existed, waiting for me to explore them, a great static phantasmagorical corpus. But then, oh wow, at school they told us about the year’s ...