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About Indies United

Greetings my fellow Indie authors and avid readers to our thriving community, where authors and readers can meet, support, and encourage one another.

 

Here at Indies United, we are a co-op of like-minded authors working together to showcase our books, and our diversity as writers, that embrace over a dozen different genres. We openly encourage and support both new and established authors in their pursuit of finding their audience while bringing to you books worth reading.

 

Most traditional publishing venues are like a very nice formal dinner party where everything is planned and always follows the same formula. The food is generally good, the entertainment acceptable without being distracting, the conversation predictable, the event exclusive, and always formal. Indie publishing is more like going to a block party. The food is still good, but everyone brings to the table something from their own kitchen, the music is lively, the attire is generally casual, and you never know who you'll meet or what they may say when you do. 

 

But in this vibrant world of Indie publishing, many authors languish, not because the books they produce are bad, but because the industry itself is stacked against them. Individual voices are easily lost in the din of advertising and most Indies can never hope to compete on the same level as a house author with all their backing. I wanted to change that, and so I created Indies United, to give those authors a home to call their own and bring fresh, innovative, and exciting books to readers all over the world. 

 

Welcome to our block party.

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Spotlight Interview with Indies United founder Lisa Orban
She discusses the challenges facing authors, publishing trends, and her dreams for the future and the authors under her care.

Testimonials from our Authors

 

 

“Lisa Orban is a publishing visionary, using IUPH to fill a desperately needed gap within the highly competitive publishing landscape. Her unique business model leveraging the speed and agility of modern publishing technologies opens doors to authors who would otherwise be left out of critical career opportunities. For me personally, IUPH is a dream come true and I couldn’t be more grateful to Lisa for her constant support and care.”

 

Lisa Towles

Amazon Bestseller and Award Winning crime novelist

“Lisa cares about her authors in a way that brings heart back to literature. Indie United is about helping the author. That is a wonderful change.”

 

The And I Thought Ladies - Wilnona & Jade

Hosts, Women in Literature Awards

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“When I found Indies United Publishing House, I was experiencing the isolation writers know all too well. What I found with Indies is a community of writers who actively support each other. They are there, as needed, to provide feedback and to help your work be the best it could be!”

 

Timothy R. Baldwin

author and teacher

 

“I joined Indies United Publishing House in early 2021 after a friend referred me. I spent the first year of the pandemic painting and writing poetry; friends were encouraging me to publish my creations. Prior to connecting with IUPH, I had zero experience in publishing a book. Lisa Orban made the process extremely easy by providing a step-by-step guide to uploading your book files, equipping me with ISBNs and LCCN for publication purposes, and explaining how to format the manuscript prior to publication. I have since published a second watercolor/poetry book and five novels, four of which are part of a series. None of this would have been possible without the organization and experience Lisa provided. In addition to making the publishing learning curve less steep, she also creates advertisements on virtually every social media platform for all of our books. Every time an author in our group launches a book, she provides us with video clips, a book trailer, and properly formatted ads to share as we please. I have learned so much about the literary world since joining IUPH and I'm grateful for what Lisa has created in the organization.”

 

Leslie Piggott

Author of the Cari Turnlyle Series

 

“Lisa Orban, publisher extraordinaire, prolific and gifted author is my personal superhero. She’s able to see what others cannot, even as she balances her many roles as mother, grandmother, friend, author, wise woman and humanitarian. She’s a bold visionary who lit up my life and journey with grace, humor and indomitable patience and wisdom. Without her guidance and extraordinary skill set, I would never have been able to publish my novel. She literally lit up my life in one of its darkest hours. No matter what, she never gives up.

 

Lisa is a unique talent in this complicated and often troubling world. Her books are funny, heart-felt, beautifully written and inspiring. She is the essence of Aphrodite’s beauty and channels the Goddess Athena’s tenacity and wisdom.”

 

Juliette Lauber

International Entertainment Lawyer

Author of The French Queen’s Curse: In Queen Margot’s Gardens

I've been with IUPH for almost three years now and I couldn't be happier. Lisa Orban is fantastic. She cares about us. She works harder than anyone to make sure her  authors are well published and promoted, and all with good humor. She's been an incredible guide to me in my career, helping me with  layout, graphics, timing, giving me a masters course in publishing and marketing information, and helping me stay sane while cranking out books. i can't speak highly enough about the leadership Lisa provides.

Ana Manwaring

Award winning author of the JadeAnne Mexico Mystery Series

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Ribbon Cutting from our Grand Opening

September 12, 2018

 

 

We had an amazing day with our local area Chamber of Commerce and many local businesses came out to support us during the event. Thank you to everyone who came out that day to cheer us on, and to everyone who has since.

 

If you would like to watch the video of the event (sorry about the audio, the acoustics of the building we were in were not in our favor) you can watch in on our YouTube channel at: 

https://youtu.be/3Xhv_j0YocY

 

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