Robert’s Roundup #46 (May-June 2024)

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Abbreviations: KU means Kindle Unlimited,  and APUB means it was published under an Amazon imprint.NYP means “Name Your Price” (that’s an option on Smashwords and other booksellers). If you’d like to submit an ebook to me for review or mention in this column, see my instructions here.

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Indie Author Spotlight


Under the Radar

Writing on the Wall and other essays by Mary McCarthy.

Night Hawk: Stories by Charles Johnon

Because they Wanted to: Stories by Mary Gaitskill

Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (Novel) by Ron Hansen

Dirt Music by Tim Winton

Limbo and other places I have lived by Lily Tuck.

Childhood by Nathalie Sarraute

These Dreams of You by Steve Erickson

Extra Innings (Meemoir) by Doris Grumbach

“Record Collecting For Girls: Unleashing Your Inner Music Nerd, One Album at a Time” ($0.50) by Courtney E. Smith is a fun look at chick music, music culture and how nerdy chicks get into music (2011)

The Moth Presents: All these Wonders (Oral stories).

“60 Songs That Explain the ’90s” ($2.99) is a wildly entertaining series of rants from rock critic Rob Harvilla (who does a podcast with the same name). (2023).

Library Purchases/Printed books


Creative Commons/Freebies


Literary Articles and Essays




Capsule Book Reviews


Multimedia/Podcasts, Etc

Personville Press Deals

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I run Personville Press, a small literary book press where all the ebooks cost less than $4. Prices normally appear highest on Amazon, Apple, Kobo and BN, somewhat lower on Google Play Books and lower on the two DRM-free stores which are Smashwords and Payhip. Personville Press is committed to selling DRM-free ebooks and audio files directly from the Personville Press payhip store or from SmashwordsThe prices listed here are the non-discounted price on Amazon. Check the links to see if they are discounted at the moment (it happens often).






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