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5310 Indie Highlights

Many writers with great books don’t get properly recognized by the traditional media because they are either self-published or with an independent publisher. We want to change that! We are proud to highlight books written by indie authors and other independent publishers on our website. This is part of our ongoing efforts to better represent and give a voice to people (and characters) who are part of groups that are often unrepresented and silenced. By giving a platform to those who don’t have one, we hope to bring more attention to often overlooked stories.

We have six categories: Strong Women, LGBTQ+, Characters with Disabilities, and BIPOC (characters who are Black, Indigenous, and People of Color). The “General” category is for books that don’t represent any minority group, but are still indie.

Books featuring strong female characters

These Wicked Lies
Fields and Contrails
A Childhood Tragedy Under A Mother's Watch
Skate the Thief
Only When It's Us
Always Only You

Books featuring LGBTQ+ characters

These Wicked Lies
Key of Arcandus
Fields and Contrails
Bright Land
Roommate
One Last Stop

Books featuring BIPOC characters

These Wicked Lies
The Transmigrant
The Mercenary
JUDD
Of Us and Them
The Art of Becoming a Traitor

Books featuring characters with disabilities

Always Only You
Fish in a Tree
The Mercenary

Indie Highlights (no category)

Chasing Betty
A Husband’s Guide to Hands-On Caregiving
The Holy Grail War
The Lonesome Road
Faithfully Addicted

*This is a crowdsourced page. Books are not affiliated with 5310 Publishing.