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2017 IndiePendence Giveaway Sponsors

#IndieMonth2017 is enriched by the generosity of these note-worthy authors of romance, sci-fi, and fantasy. Every author below is giving away a prize during the event, so send them a HUGE THANK YOU by visiting their sites and signing up for their newsletters! <3

Event-wide sponsors

Enter to win one of these prizes on EVERY* #IndieMonth2017 ARTICLE posted on GraveTells.com and DaVinciKittie.com between June 18 and July 15!

Themed week sponsors

Enter to win these prizes during their #IndieMonth2017 theme weeks on GraveTells.com. Giveaways close WEEKLY! So visit daily for more chances!

Week 1: Discover New Favorites (June 18-24)

Sponsored by Lexi Post, author of contemporary, paranormal, & sci-fi romance

Week 2: Inside the Story (June 25 – July 1)

Sponsored by Nicola Cameron, author of paranormal, sci-fi, & fantasy romance (alpha males, LGBT-friendly)

Week 3: Blogging Basics (July 2-8)

Sponsored by Carysa Locke, author of sci-fi romance (with telepathic space pirates, YARRR!)

Week 4: Tech for Readers & Bloggers (July 9-15)

Sponsored by BA Tortuga, author of contemporary & paranormal romance (LGBT-friendly)

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July 13, 2017

Resources quick list & #IndieMonth2017 wrap-up! Authors & bloggers, sign up to participate in next year’s event here!

Have you enjoyed the 2017 Indiependence Celebration? I've had SUCH a great time chatting with all of you about everything from genres and tropes to the nitty gritty of blogging! And I'm so tired, I may just fall right out of my chair as soon as this post is up. Whew! Hope you all had as much fun as I did these past four weeks celebrating Indiependence in romance. Authors and bloggers: Interested in participating as a speaker or sponsor of next year's event? Sign up below and I'll drop you a line when I start planning! <3 
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July 11, 2017

From the app store to The Ripped Bodice: Romance reading at a glance #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookBloggers

This is the last original post of #IndieMonth2017, and I wanted to end on an inclusive, conversational note. Today Im chatting about my journey through various e-readers, reader apps, and bookstores, and posing some concerns about the future of the publishing industry and how authors' (and readers') freedom might be challenged in the years to come. Come on in, put your feet up, and leave a comment to add your thoughts to the conversation! This is your last chance to enter the Indie Month giveaways!
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July 9, 2017

Four must-have tech goodies for Book Bloggers #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookBloggers

Themes and plugins set the tone for your site, and original graphics bring focus to the areas you want to highlight. The options for themes, plugins, and graphics programs & apps are endless, and searching through them can be a real headache. I'll point out a few excellent resources to get you started. Note-taking is also a must (for me, anyway!) when putting together book reviews, and social media planners help you streamline your promotional efforts. More below!
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July 6, 2017

Book Blogging 101: How to find Review Copies and stand out as a blogger #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookBloggers

You've decided that blogging is right for you, you've set up your blogging platform, and it's time to make your first post. What will you post about? How do you get those coveted early review copies? In today's #BookBlogging101 article, we'll chat about all that, plus tips for making your article stand out from the crowd. I'll share real examples from my own blog, and there are two fab giveaways at the bottom of the post!
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July 4, 2017

Book Blogging 101: How to set up your basics and get started TODAY! #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookBloggers

So you've decided that blogging is right for you, and you're ready to dive right in! Now what? In today's #BookBlogging101 post, I'll outline the basic getting-started choices, essential tools you'll need, and how to set up your new blog today. Read to the bottom to share your blog, social, and bookshelf links, and enter to win one of several $25 gift cards (plus ebooks)!
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July 2, 2017

Book Blogging 101: Why book blogging may be right for you & what you need to know #IndieMonth2017 #giveaway #BookBloggers

Book blogging can be both a blessing and a curse, but it can also open up social, professional, and emotional doors you may not even know existed. Sometimes a reader starts blogging out of passion for the books. That passion can work with your natural skills and strengths to set you up for a full-on profession, and I know at least a few bloggers who successfully transitioned into editing or writing. Blogging has led to years-long friendships with other readers and bloggers and given me an emotional outlet for my book-boyfriend-mania. It has opened doors for me to work directly with authors and publishers I respect, people I fangirled over six years ago and am now on a first-name basis [...]
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