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Here, you are free to explore your talents and creative juices by being a part of our successful group of writers. If you are an avid reader, you might find this site as your heaven as it is equipped with all types of reading materials that would excite you to no end.

You could simply browse through our growing collection. On your free time, browse all of our recent uploads. There are always fresh titles waiting for you because we make sure to update our digital bookshelf every other day. We are even starting to have it in print.

Right now, we are keeping a huge library of books in our headquarters in Wichita, KS. We transformed our garage there into a sitting room-cum-library for those who visit us from time to time. Nothing to worry if you think it won’t be comfortable, because we made sure that it will be. Our garage door is simply the best in the industry having been installed by the best garage door service in Wichita, KS. It is even weather-stripped, keeping not only our visitors comfortable but also the books from getting ruined easily.

Why Indie-visible?

We define “Indies” as authors who independently publish books with attention to detail of all phases of the writing and publishing process. We aim to connect writers with the resources they need to publish, and connect readers with new ways to discover independent writers. We publish posts with the purpose to empower, equip, entertain, and inspire.

We are composed of a phenomenal team of superstar bloggers hail from all over the internet. These girls are the heart and soul of the BookHub and without their creative ingenuity, the awesome connections between author and reader we strive to foster would not exist. We are proud to have them sharing their love of books and their commitment to readers with the world on our behalf!

Worthy Reads

Beginner looking for a book to read? Why don’t you check out some of the trending titles we listed below? We keep pur list update every week. Sign up to our newletter so we can keep you posted

Worthy Reads: Out of the Blue by Kelly Martin

Published on April 11, 2014

Pages: 83

Format: eBook

Goodreads • Amazon • Barnes & Noble

Start at the beginning…

You want to know how it all began.

How I fell for her? How I started to love…?

You want to know how I met Oliver Weston. How I grew to hate him? Why I did what I did?

You want to know how it all began?

Because every story has a beginning, doesn’t it?

Even mine.

Especially mine.

I loved her. I still do.

And I hated him. Still do.

So this is it. The start. My ‘in the beginning’.

This is how an average guy from Oklahoma ended up here… talking to you.

It all started innocently enough. I needed a place to live. Jordan needed a roommate.

It hit me out of the blue.

I only wish it had ended differently.

But we will get to that later.

Start at the beginning… are you sure you are ready?

Worthy Reads: Evolution Angel by S. A. HuchtonEvolution Angel by S. A. Huchton

Published on March 6, 2014

Genres: New Adult, Romance, Superhero

Pages: 406

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Candace Bristol has always been obsessed with comic books, but in a world where the nightly news often mirrors these inked stories, her dreams of becoming a real superhero could actually come true. After being rescued by members of the government’s AdvaNced Genetic EvoLution (ANGEL) Project four years ago, getting recruited for this elite team is all she’s wanted.

Now 18, she’s finally reached her goal after years of study and physical training, but little could have prepared her for life as a genetic experiment. As though coming to terms with her new ability to manipulate water isn’t tough enough, she never expected to be swept off her feet by one of her fellow recruits.

With genetic alteration, the threat of physical and mental instability hangs over every superhero like a shadow. When one of their own tumbles over the edge of madness, Candace will have to choose between protecting the world, and saving the one who holds her heart.

Social Marketing 101: Four Author No-No’s on Twitter

by Beth Isaacs

Most of you know that for the past five years I’ve been consulting with authors on social marketing and networking. What I’ve learned is that some authors, both traditional and indie, don’t understand how to use social media, nor the power it has on their bottom line.

Here’s the thing: Social networks are designed to build relationships, not sell products.  Let me say that again.

Social networks are designed to build relationships, not sell products.

This is where authors often stumble. Somewhere along the way they’ve gotten the impression that the best marketing strategy is to shout out sell pages, make demands of their followers, and add “call-to-action” statements on the bottom of every post.

That doesn’t inspire readers … it annoys the hell out of them.

Too, another problem is that most of us don’t think about the social norms within the structure of the social site’s environment. For example, Facebook is geared toward in-depth discussions, whereas Pinterest is for the visual “net surfing” crowd. Instagram is loved by the teen/college readers, as is Tumblr, and both seem to be geared toward a “concentrated message” type of approach. LinkedIn is for our white-collar business types, while Twitter is fast-paced and used by everyone.

My point is each of these sites has its own distinct personality, which needs to be respected–especially by authors who are looking to reach new readers.

And so, for the next six weeks we’ll be delving into certain social networks and how authors successfully use them to broaden their platform.

One common thread among all the networks is that authors must respect those on the site. No one likes spam. Links to sell pages, reviews, sell pages, newsletters, sell pages … well, you get the gist, is the epitome of spam. (By the way, the term “spam” was coined after a Monty Python skit in which a restaurant served spam with everything).

While promotional posts are extremely important, they should never be the bulk of your feed. A good ratio is 5:1 (5 personal posts for every 1 promotional).

This week, we are centering the discussion in the wonderful land of Twitter. The life of a tweet is a scant five to seven minutes long, and so it is acceptable to repost tweets once or twice a day. Never post the same tweets multiple times in a row.

I often refer to twitter as “the ADD of social marketing.” It’s like having several conversations at once. While some think the site moves too fast, I would caution you not underestimate the power of a tweet.

With only 120 usable characters (there’s actually 140, but it’s smart to save 20 characters for retweeting), every space counts. You can track how successful your tweets are by how many retweets, likes, or comments they get.

If you’re new to the twitterverse, here are four huge no-no’s that tend to turn readers away.

#4 — Automatic Direct Message with a call to action.

Huge mistake. Huge.

This person has just connected with you, and already you’re bombarding them with “like my stuff,”  which makes readers feel used.

And no one wants to feel used.

While I know some articles emphatically state that automatic direct messages on twitter is a must, I disagree. Why do you think Twitter added the “Marked as Read” feature to the top of your message feed? It’s because few people even read messages on twitter anymore.

#3 — Not interacting with those following you.

All right, I could post numerous examples of this, but I think that would be mean. We’ve all seen this type of tweeter. It’s the author that streams nothing but URLs. No interaction. No retweeting or sharing of someone else’s stuff. They have the philosophy “It’s all about me, baby!”

But what they fail to remember is social networking is called “social” for a reason. Take a few minutes every day to actually go through your feed and retweet someone else, or comment back to those that followed or mentioned you. Again, DO NOT start it with a “hey, thanks for the RT! Check out my book!” (need I mention Monty Python again?)

#2 — Use Twit Validation Service

If you are a teen or someone who uses twitter only to interact with close friends and family, by all means, this is for you. But if you’re an author looking to find new readers, you’re bending yourself over a barrel here. This creates an extra step just to follow you. Too, the reader has to join the service in order to be “validated.” I’ve found that most people who follow someone and then are required to go through a validation service find it easier to just unfollow and move on.

Make is as easy as possible for your readers to find you. Always.

#1 — Don’t link other networks to Twitter.

Hello? Didn’t we discuss that tweets have a 5 to 7-minute shelf life? While over-sharing in other networks is taboo, it’s a great thing on Twitter. So be sure to tick those little boxes on Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and StumbleUpon and post on twitter too!

It doesn’t take a ton of time to maintain a Twitter account. Allot five minutes in the morning and at night to jump on twitter and interact with those that have mentioned you, retweeted, or shared a post. It’s definitely ten minutes out of your day well spent.

If you simply don’t have time every day to tweet, Hootsuite is a great way to “load” tweets that will post throughout the week. (pssst… if you use this, still check in and interact with fans. They love it when you do! 🙂 )

Next week we’ll delve into the ever-changing world of Facebook!