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Partners in Crime


Do you have a book in you? Writing realistic crime or mystery fiction is difficult if you’ve never experienced the adrenaline rush from driving with lights and siren or solving a crime scene. But, if you are a puzzle solver, a gamer, or just love the thrill of reading mystery, thriller, suspense, supernatural fantasy books or just love to read poetry, drama, romance or any genre, then you’ve got the itch to write them and be part of the independent book industry.



Facts on the U.S. Book Industry (www.statista.com)


  • 186.926 – number of independent titles published by Amazon’s CreateSpace.
  • 2,411 – number of independent bookstores in the U.S.
  • 10,800 – bookstores in the U.S.
  • 1,185 – number of bookstores in California.
  • 21 percent of American adults stated they read between 11 and 20 books in one year.


With the advent of e-readers and digital books, one might think that reading habits would change. However, most reading habits of American adults have remained surprisingly steady. For the past ten years or more, adults in the U.S. spent around one hundred hours per year reading. Mystery, thriller, and crime books rank as the most-read type of books for American adults, with books by E.L. James, Nicholas Sparks and John Grisham often topping best-seller lists.



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Digital Donna

(affordable book cover designs, e-Books & web ad graphics)



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They even made the trailer below!

Diane Robinson: Author, Self-Defense Expert