‘Indie authors’ for the purposes of this Newsletter are defined as authors who have published their work on their own, rather than through a traditional publishing route. ‘Indie books’ refer to the works of these authors. Those published through ‘hybrid publishing’ (combining elements of traditional and self-publishing) are also considered indie for the purposes of this Newsletter, as are those published through very small independent presses for which the authors have to do their own marketing.

The Newsletter is not responsible for the content of external links, although every effort is made to ensure that links are valid at the time of each Newsletter edition.

Newsletter compilations are © the Editor, N S Ford. Material used in the Newsletter is © the contributors.


Each edition of the Newsletter is prepared one week in advance of publication. It cannot be guaranteed that any specific book, news item, etc will be included in a specific edition. It is the contributors’ responsibility to ensure that the information they provide is correct, as last-minute changes to the Newsletter may not be possible. Once it has been published, changes can only be made to the web version and only in exceptional circumstances.

Book submissions for the ‘New Releases’ section should not be older than three months. Books older than this can be submitted for the ‘Featured Promotions’ section instead.

Send in a review of an indie book you recently enjoyed, or a piece of writing on a topic relevant to indie authors, and if it is used in the Newsletter, this means you can have a ‘Featured Promotion’ in a subsequent edition.

Everyone entitled to ‘Featured Promotions’ may, instead of promoting their own work, choose to promote another indie book or series, blog tour organiser, beta reader, etc. instead.

It is FREE to submit all content, with the exception of ‘Featured Promotions’, which are from paid subscribers or those who have contributed a review used in the Newsletter.

Submissions for the news round-up can include: awards, competitions, author milestones, surveys, interviews, contributions required for other indie book-related platforms and anything else which celebrates or spreads the word about indie authors.

The following content is NOT accepted for the Newsletter: erotica; non-fiction categorised as low-content (diaries, colouring books etc); academic or technical non-fiction; web-only content not published in book formats; content in languages other than English with the exception of dual-language books; offensive language in reviews/news/book descriptions; paid book reviewing services or any reviews obtained from them; audio and video files embedded in the Newsletter; external links to specific social media posts; promotions of free or discounted books lasting less than a week. This list is subject to additions or alterations at the discretion of the Editor.

Indie authors should have an online presence, at the very least a link to an author page on a retail site and ideally a website, blog or social media account too.

Subscribers who offer services to indie authors, such as editing, proof-reading, beta reading, blog tours, cover designs, etc, should have their own websites which include testimonials if they wish to be in the ‘Featured Promotions’.

By sending your content to the Newsletter, you are giving permission for the content and links to be included. The Editor also reserves the right not to include submitted content.

Contact the Editor

For all submissions and enquiries, please contact N S Ford.