Akayoshi's Contrarian Compendium of Cool Indies
By Mark David Ledbetter
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Published: June 10, 2011
Words: 12,363 (approximate)
Do you believe that independent writers often come up with outstanding and original books? And do their sheer numbers and the lack of reviews by independent sources leave you bewildered?
Now Mark David Ledbetter, Author and Professor of Linguistics, and firm believer in the democratic merits of the e-book revolution, tells you about 20 books by independent writers that he found worth reviewing.
The author writes, “This book is meant as straightforward publicity for the books I review, and for my own e-books on American history. The e-book phenomenon is a great democratizer, bypassing the gatekeepers, opening up literary creation to non-professionals and bringing in new perspectives.
"Granted, this democratization is usually for the worse. That’s the way it is when gatekeepers are bypassed, when the masses are unshackled, when writers are “unencumbered” by the restrictions of formal training. But every once in a while, it's for the better. Akayoshi’s tries to find cases of for-the-better, those works that would have sunk into oblivion without the revolution created by affordable e-readers, but may find long life and appreciation with it.”
, literary criticism
, american history
, indie books
, book reviews
, history books
, independent writers
, democracy and literature
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