The Podpeople Invite You to the Goodreads Indie Page 99 Group

This post, by PodPeople‘s Cheryl Anne Gardner, originally appeared on Self-Publishing Review on 10/12/10.

Ford Madox Ford said, “Open a book to page ninety-nine, and the quality of the whole will be revealed to you.”

As many of you know, we are all about the Indie book community, not in a fluffy bunny sort of way, but in an honest advocacy sort of way, and we are always looking for new reviewers and new content. We have recently started up our My Story column again, and we have also begun a new promotional column which follows the theme of the Page99 Book Test in light of the startup of Page99Test.com .

Those who know me and read my regular column know I agree with Ford Madox Ford. I have never been a first page “hook” person. The real writing is in the middle of a book. I’ve always believed that, so in the coming weeks The Podpeople will be featuring the page 99 of submitted Indie titles. We hope to make this a regular thing, and we ask our readers and Indie author supporters to spread the word. As a secondary part of this project, The Podpeople are now sponsoring a group over on Goodreads where independent authors of all kinds can post their page 99s for the Goodreads reader community. Details and Rules for posting can be found on the group homepage and are the same for submitting here to the blog:

Please add your book to the shelf, include a purchase link for the book and the following information in the body of the post:

Title:
Author:
Genre:
Copyright Notice: Date, Copyright holder’s name, and rights reserved.

Please provide the cover copy from the back of the book as well, or the book description if it’s ebook only and a good quality jpeg of the cover if you want it posted on the blog. The books must be for sale, include a link to your preferred sales site or sites. All Genres are welcome. No erotica. We would like to keep this a rated G/PG-13/R group. Use your discrection, please.

Read the rest of the post, which includes information about how indie authors can have their books featured both in the p99 GoodReads group and on the PodPeople site, on Self-Publishing Review.

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