Writers, publishers, readers (mostly readers) – where do you get recommendations for your favorite independent books?
Because good grief, I’m having problems finding out anything beyond:
- Book reviewers that have reviewed my books
- Book reviewers that I meet online via Twitter/FB
- Kindle boards
- Nook boards
Goodreads has LOTS of indy books listed, but if you’re specifically trying to find indy books, it doesn’t help. Well, unless I’m doing it wrong. The Nook/Kindle boards seem good for weeding out indy books, but bad for quick and easy finding of something good to read, in a specific genre, with pretty pictures and back-cover blurbs. You know, like there are for big-publisher books.
I have two purposes here:
1) I want to read at least one superior-quality indy book a month that ISN’T written by someone I know via Twitter directly (although I won’t stop reading those), and I want to spend less than 10 minutes finding it.
2) If I find a good place to find said books, I want to list mine there (of course).
Book review sites are good, but they’re limited by the number of people working there. I want an aggregate or a list-builder or something. Most recommendation sites give you…big-publisher books.
So help me out: what am I missing? How do you find your indie books? If you have a book review site, let me know; I’m going to start a personal link list of good review sites, especially the ones that I use to find books to read.