K.L. Kranes

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10 for Tuesday: 10 Reasons to Buy that Book Already

For those who need encouragement or those who just need rationalization to add to your growing to read book (TBR) pile. Here are 10 reasons you should buy that book!

The Death of Traditional Publishing & Going Indie – Maybe It’s Not a Bad Thing

Indie. It is a shortened version of the word independent, in that it's free from the giant corporate conglomerates that dominate the world. It's a medium that's free to experiment and unconstrained by interference from those who care only about money, not art. Indie music. Indie film. You can find an indie version almost anything artistic, including books.

My Favorite Things of 2016, Yes There Are Some! #goodthingsin2016

2016 wasn't completely awful, right? Here are some things I found in 2016 that not only didn't suck but were kind of awesome...

Accidental Indie: How I Discovered the Delicious Wonder of Indie Books

Once upon a time, before I’d even decided to try to publish my own book (The Travelers, Saguaro Books), I was unaware of the world of independent publishers. I didn’t read books by small presses and I definitely did not read anything self-published. I determined my reading list based friends' recommendations or reviews in large media outlets. (Don’t judge. I just didn’t know better at the time!) Until one day, a friend recommended that I read this new book “Lost Girl”...

For Cyber Monday – An ebook Fairy Tale

It’s Cyber Monday, a great time to buy books on amazon or at for the holidays. As I posted yesterday, if you purchase a copy of The Travelers (Saguaro Books, 2016) starting today, Cyber Monday, through December 31, 2016, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to two charities focused on reading and books. And since it’s Cyber Monday and we’re talking about books, I thought it might be nice to tell a little ebook fairy tale. So here it goes. Once upon a time... a man had a story inside him, a story he had to tell.

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