How time flies! Reading Independent Publishers Month is here again. Karen and I have piled our book stacks high with potential reads and are ready to go.  Have you? Are you?

There are only two rules: 

  • Reading material (whichever format, whichever language) must come from publishers, who are currently operating as independents.
  • Self-published titles are not eligible for this event.

While this does rule out some material, think instead of the richness they rule in. Check out some of the publishers highlighted on our event badges, past and present, or take a look at the master indices from previous years: 2021 2022.

The event runs throughout February, with an extension for catch-up reviews that runs until the event index is finalised. This usually takes about 10 days. It helps greatly when reviews are entered in the linky at  Alternatively use the hashtag #ReadIndies on your tweets, instagram posts, etc.

What am I planning to read?

The sad shelf with titles from Freight Books, Two Ravens Press, Capuchin Classics, Rixdorf Editions and Readux Books

Nothing from my sad shelf obviously (see above) because rule breaking is out. And that’s as much as I am able to plan. I have literally filled a notebook with plan A to plan ZZ, and driven myself crazy making them unachievable by including more and more on each. So I have liberated myself and all plans have been shredded. I am in the mood for an adventure to discover some new-to-me publishers, authors, locations. So, in that vein, my month begins in outer space! After that the books will take me where they will …

Here’s to an adventurous February.