A blog dedicated to reviewing crime novels published by independent presses everywhere.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
The DIY Ethic Pays Off
Seth Harwood, who has been tirelessly promoting his print-on-demand debut Jack Wakes Up, has just sold the book to Crown/Random House for publication as a trade paperback in 2009. He also somehow managed to get into the SF Chronicle twice in one week. Yeah. Two articles about his work in a top tier newspaper in one week. That sound you hear in the distance is the rage filled sobbing of overpaid publicists in New York as they weep bitter tears of jealousy over not being able to get that kind of press for their clients.
Welcome to the Indie Crime Blog. As the name implies, this blog is dedicated to reviews of crime fiction published by independent presses. There are many books published every year that seem to be ignored for a variety of reasons. The books sections of newspapers are getting smaller. Bookstores give more shelf space to more established authors. I could go on, but you get it.My intent is to review books both old and new in the hopes that some deserving writers and worthy publishers will gain some exposure. I can be emailed at IndieCrime-at-gmail-dot-com