This week in #MediaMonday we’re talking with Amy Edelman, founder of IndieReader, a site book discovery site for independently published books. Amy Edelman

A publicist and a writer, Edelman self-published her first book, The Fashion Resource Directory, back in the ’80s, long before POD and Amazon and e-readers roamed the land. Her second and third books (The Little Black Dress and Manless in Montclair) were traditionally published by Simon & Schuster and Shaye Areheart Books, an imprint of Crown. Having the good fortune to have published books both ways has given Amy a firsthand look at the advantages and drawbacks of each.

As both an author and a publicist with over 20 years experience, Amy understands how difficult it is  for all authors to get exposure.  She came up with the idea of IndieReader, “the essential consumer guide to self-published books and the people who write them” for two reasons.  The first was to create a more level playing field for authors who choose to go it on their own.  The second was to give book lovers the opportunity to discover great works that they might not have otherwise found.

We’ll chat with Edelman in #LitChat MediaMondan at 4 p.m. E.T. on October 6, 2014. Follow #LitChat on Twitter, or login directly to our dedicated channel at

Doint It At the Dixie DewLater This Week in #LitChat

Wednesday Guest Host: Ruth Moose, author of Doing It At the Dixie Dew, a cozy mystery set in a small Southern town.