Welcome to Clean Indie Reads!
We are devoted to helping you find great books without explicit content. Enjoy the FLINCH-FREE feeling!
This site began in May 2014 as an obscure little blog with about 12 followers. I’d entered the world of independently published authors and thought I’d start reading what the competition was up to. I discovered a wide range in quality and content, and I wanted to show off the good ones to my friends (to prove that indies weren’t wannabes). Since I felt most comfortable recommending books that were free of sex scenes, disgusting gore, or a ton of profanity, I decided to call it “clean” for lack of a more brilliant term. Each post includes the book teaser, reviews from Amazon, and an interview with the author. Some pages are for a single book, and some cover a series. You can find all kinds of great new books by searching the genre tag cloud right below this post. I bet you’ll find some new favorite authors.
We’re more than a blog, we’re an author network!
Some of my earliest featured writers suggested creating a Facebook group where they could talk shop and help cross promote each other’s books. That also exploded quickly, and has fast become an amazing resource for over 2800 indie authors, from the newbie who hasn’t hit “publish” on her first book to the established New York Times or USA Today best-seller.
Although we are no longer accepting new book submissions, if you are an independent author who writes “clean” books according to these criteria, this group is for you. We are inclusive and nurturing, and have people from six continents, at least that many major world religions, and from all across the political spectrum. There’s room for you. Find us on Facebook and Twitter (search #CR4U). If you have questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.