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Bookmole (bo͝ok-mōl) – noun, a person dedicated to reading independent, banned, rare, foreign and otherwise underground literature.
You know you’re a bookmole if…
You have stacks of books in your house, and any time someone comes over you try to get them interested in some obscure title.
You regularly go to author readings and events, but have yet to meet a ‘famous’ author.
You can spend hours in a dusty used bookstore down a back alley, but the lights in Barnes and Noble give you a headache.
You have 100 books on your Kindle by independent authors because you just can’t help yourself – those 99 cent sales get you every time.
Well, are you a bookmole?
If so, you’ll fit in just fine here. We believe our readers are a special kind of book lover. Not bookworms, but (you guessed it) bookmoles – voracious consumers of indie lit.
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Why We Love Independent Literature
When large companies produce art, they create polished masterpieces from tried-and-true formulas. When individuals create art on their own, it is more likely to be reckless and creative. Indie art often flops, but when it soars it redefines the norm. In short, ‘indie’ isn’t just a genre- it’s a movement. The film industry saw it change the face of Hollywood in the 1960’s. The music industry labeled it in the 1980’s during the heyday of Nirvana and The Smiths. And now, with the dawn of e-publishing, indie books are taking over the literary industry by force.
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