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Author Resources for Independent Authors

Below we've collected a full list of useful author resources that include options beyond New Apple.

Editorial and Book Reviews > Kirkus Reviews

New Apple has created an active network of avid readers willing to read and review self-published books. New Apple can help facilitate the unbiased review process and generate multiple reviews online.

If you are looking for a professional review that you can use for your personal marketing, inclusion on your cover and post on your website and Amazon, then you may be interested in our professional book review service. Click here for more info.

Kirkus Indie Reviews
Kirkus is a valuable resource for all authors, not just independent. Around since 1933, Kirkus Reviews offers a full service solution to an author seeking a professional, unbiased review. Their new "Kirkus Indie Reviews" program is perfect for self-published authors. Click here for more info.

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Goodreads lets indie authors gain access to a massive audience of more than 55 million book lovers. Goodreads is a great place to promote your books. Register yourself as an author and make sure your books are listed. Learn more about there author program here.



Authorsden is another social site where indie authors can post their biographies, books and connect with readers. Don't miss out on another internet presence. Check out Authorsden here.


Book Tours through Xpresso

Through our extensive research at New Apple we would like to direct our Independent Authors to Xpresso Book Tours where their services include extensive Book Tours through the world of social media, cover launches and review queries where Xpresso can connect your book with thousands of bloggers, readers and reviews.

Xpress Book Tours


Smashwords, per their website, is the world's largest distributor of indie ebooks. It's a great way to expand distribution of your indie ebook. Learn more about Smashwords here.



Createspace is Amazon's portal to publishing. It is a great starting point for new authors, seeking to enter the world of self-publishing. Learn more about createspace here.


NOOK Press

Much like Createspace for Amazon, NOOK Press offers online e-book self-publishing specifically for Barnes and Noble's Nook reader. . Learn more about NOOK Press here.

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ACX > Audiobook Creation Exchange

Have a novel that you'd like to see made into an audiobook? ACX is a marketplace where indie authors, literary agents, publishers, and other Rights Holders can connect with narrators, engineers, recording studios, and other Producers capable of producing a finished audiobook. Learn more about ACX here.

Audiobook Creation Exchange

Advertising on New Apple

By establishing links on various websites where readers, publishers and authors are likely to frequent, you can quickly build a network of links directing traffic to your books. New Apple offers advertising solutions ranging from $15 to $150. Click here for more info.

New Apple Book Awards

The most effective way to gain credibility and publicity for your book is through awards and positive reviews. New Apple's Annual Book Awards for Excellence in Independent Publishing was established to honor the creative achievements of the unsung books fighting for their place within the publishing world. Any English language book published within the last three years, currently available for sale by an independent author or small press is eligible for entry. This includes E-Books, Print-On-Demand and Self-Published works. Medals and Official Selections will be awarded to winners in 77 fiction and non-fiction categories as well as six E-Book categories and one designation for Audiobooks. All entries are eligible for three Overall Categories. Click here for more info.

Cover Design

New Apple offers full service cover design for independent authors. With over thirty years of combined experience in graphic design, our artists can help build a cover that will enhance and finish your novel. The first thing people see when they consider a book is the cover. We know, we know... don't judge a book by it's cover. Unfortunately, most readers do. Email to discuss our cover design solutions.

Author Website Design

An author website and blog are a great way to connect with your readers, sell your books and build your presence on the world wide web. New Apple can help build a simple one page website linking your readers to your work or they we can build a complete website devoted to your work, promoting your book sales and even integrate a simple shopping cart allowing you to generate sales directly. Email to discuss our web design solutions.

Paper in the Wind

Paper in the Wind
by Olivia Mason-Charles
available at Amazon!

A critically acclaimed best-seller exploring autism and a father's unconditional love.

Surviving Cancer - Our Voices & Choices by Marion Behr

Surviving Cancer: Our Voices & Choices
A Collaboration Compiled and Illustrated by Marion Behr
available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

"Anyone who hears the dreaded, 'You have cancer', needs to read this. Professionals, survivors, caregivers, doctors... sharing their stories and offering information and hope."
- Pat Buzby (Goodreads)

Best New Fiction

I Can See You
by Joss Landry
in stores now!

Winner of New Apple's 2015 BEST NEW FICTION
Ten-year old Emma agrees to help Hank find a murderer. Only, the madman knows who she is.

Now, there's new evidence and an unlikely suspect: the woman he loves...
"…a haunting detective novel that handles the issue of child abduction with grace."
Read I Can See You.

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Author Resources
Kirkus Reviews
• GoodReads
• Authorsden
• Xpresso Book Tours
• Smashwords
• NOOK Press
Audiobook Creation Exchange

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