We believe great books deserve to be recognized.
That’s why we evaluate and endorse indie and self-published books that meet our strict quality standards and then do everything we can to put them in the hands of readers.The Compulsion Reads Endorsement is an independent quality standard that readers can trust.
The publishing industry is changing in a BIG way
Agents and publishers are so yesterday (along with all their rejection slips). Self-published books and indie books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords are in. There’s a slight problem, however. Revolutions tend to lead to anarchy.
Now that anyone can self-publish books, everyone can self-publish
Quality indie and self-published books are being drowned out, and readers are getting frustrated and distrustful of the indie market.
Every industry needs standards.
Without standards, this whole indie book revolution thing is going to break down. The Compulsion Reads Endorsement helps readers separate the good indie and self-published books from the bad and the ugly. This is a good thing for authors, readers and the indie publishing industry.
Why Indie Book Standards Are Necessary
Amazon and Barnes & Noble have made it incredibly easy for authors to self-publish. This is both a good and bad thing…
*We realize and respect the fact that there is some disagreement over the definition of the terms “indie books” and “self-published books”, as well as “indie author” and “self-published author”. At Compulsion Reads, we choose to use “indie” and “self-published” interchangeably. We mean no disrespect to authors who are published through small independent presses who do not consider themselves to be self-published. We just happen to think that we’re all in the same boat, so we might as well get along, hold hands, and break out the Kumbaya