Monday, 16 September 2013

Indiestructuble Book Launch and The 13th Floor Cover Reveal

Indiestructable came out late August and is a book made to encourage writers both indie and otherwise to move to the next step. Which is to complete their work and publish it or find an agent/publisher.

First a word from Jessica Bell:

by Jessica Bell

The day I realized I’d been obsessing over my sales figures way too much was the day I closed my eyes and tried to think about the real reason I am an indie author.

Is my primary goal to make money? No. So why do I keep obsessing over my sales stats? I realized it’s because more sales means more people reading my work. What I really really want is to be read. I want to share the one thing in this world I would cut my fingers off for. I know. If I didn’t have any fingers, I wouldn’t be able to physically write, but you know what I mean.

My passion for writing comes with a perpetual replacement button, attached to my side seam, just in case it becomes unraveled, and falls off, after a day gallivanting through the publishing jungle. It can be tough in there, but in the end, being an indie author is OH SO WORTH IT.

This made me wonder …  what’s everybody else’s story?

Then Indiestructible was born.

About Jessica Bell:
The Australian-native contemporary fiction author, poet, and singer/songwriter/guitarist, Jessica Bell, also makes a living as an editor and writer for global ELT publishers (English Language Teaching), such as Pearson Education, HarperCollins, Macmillan Education, Education First and Cengage Learning.

She is the co-publishing editor of Vine Leaves Literary Journal, and the director of the Homeric Writers’ Retreat & Workshop on the Greek island of Ithaca.

Connect with Jessica online:

Summary: Need motivation and inspiration to self-publish, or sign that contract with an interested small press? Have you done all the research you can, but still feel ambivalent about the idea? "Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle" brings you the experiences of 29 indie authors—their passions, their insights, their successes—to help you make the leap into indie publishing.

This is not a how-to guide. This is the best of the indie tradition of experienced authors paying forward what they’ve learned, giving you information to help you on your journey. The personal essays in this book will leave you itching to get your work into the hands of readers and experience, first-hand, all the rewards indie publishing has to offer.

100% of proceeds from "Indiestructible" purchases will be donated to

Contributing authors:

The 13th Floor Cover Reveal

Christine Raine has a new cover and all her paranormal romance novellas are getting a new home under one roof. Or should I say book. Also there's a new bonus story. This cover truly summarizes what the novellas are about and keeps the feel of the paranormal and the forbidden.

Blurb: Six supernatural tenants
Living in a haunted apartment building
On a floor that doesn't exist.

Six novellas telling their tales.

A retired demon acquires a price on his head. 
A werewolf is hunted by her pack.
A modern day dragonslayer misses his target.
A harpy challenges Zeus for the soul of the man she loves.
A vampire is obsessed with a young woman he can't find. 
A banshee falls in love with someone who's death she has seen in a vision.
And a sweet ghost must battle a primal monster to save them all. 

All the stories take place at the same time intertwining their lives together on the 13th Floor.

Includes "The Shadow," a bonus short story




  1. I have a copy of INDIEstructible and I look forward to having a copy of Christine's "omnibus" :)

  2. I love the idea behind Indiestructible.

  3. Christine's cover rocks and honored to be part of the anthology.

  4. So many wonderful authors contributed to Indiestructible. I hope it really sells.

  5. I'm going to get my hands on a copy of Indiestructible as soon as I'm able to.
    Writer In Transit

  6. A great cause and a great cover! I love the image of a staircase.

  7. That is a cool cover for the Thirteenth Floor series! And Indiestructible sounds like such a great book.

  8. Both books are on my list and they both sound great. (:

  9. I have Indestructible on my Kindle. Congrats to Christine, she truly has some awesome covers for the 13th Floor series.

  10. What a great group of contributors! And a lovely cover as well :)

  11. 2 great things going on! i'm almost done reading all of the 13 floor books!

  12. Thanks so much for posting! :) And congrats to Christine!

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