Meet this independent author who at one point was outselling JK Rowling

N/A Adam Croft is one of the most successful independent authors in modern times And the reason he is underneath the radar? It’s because rather than having his books printed by a traditional publisher, Adam sells his books via the internet via his own website and Amazon, so readers download them to read on computers, […]

Canadian wrestlers want an independent body on safe sport issues

Erica Wiebe knows how Olympic dreams can be threatened with a complaint to the wrong person. The Olympic wrestling gold medallist said is lucky to have had "amazing coaches and amazing experiences" in her sport, but has seen teammates struggle around safe sport issues. Canadian wrestlers are appealing to Kirsty Duncan to establish a third-party […]

No more doubts: Two independent studies confirm LIGO’s Nobel discovery

Enlarge / LIGO’s February 11, 2016, press conference in Washington, DC, where they announced the first direct detection of gravitational waves. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Just last month, we told you about a small group of Danish physicists who were casting doubt on the original gravitational wave signal detected by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), […]

2019 Independent Spirit Awards Nominations: ‘We the Animals’, ‘Eighth Grade’ and ‘First Reformed’ Lead the Pack

Awards season is officially in full swing as the folks at Film Independent have officially announced the nominations for the 2019 Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievements in independent film for the year 2018. Jeremiah Zagar‘s film We the Animals led the indie pack with five total nominations. But coming in close behind are two wildly […]

Freedom of worship? US encourages Ukraine to create independent Orthodox Church

Washington has voiced “strong support” for an autocephalous Orthodox community in Ukraine, while the Russian Orthodox Church has accused the Constantinople Patriarchate of betraying its faith to cater to US political interests. While the Russian government has refused to intervene in Church affairs, Washington, which has little to do with the Orthodox world, reiterated “its […]

‘We’re independent’: India defies US sanctions over billion-worth S-400 deal with Russia

India’s not cowed by US threats of sanctions for buying Russia’s S-400 missile systems, as it follows an “independent policy,” an army chief said, adding that his country had to think of what is “strategically important.” General Bipin Rawat implied that his country is no vassal state, and it has every right to go ahead […]

This Cessna-Flying Granny Wants to Create an Independent Maine

When Terry Hayes meanders to the podium at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., the candidate for governor of Maine is surrounded by a curious assortment of men: a sitting governor from Alaska, a tech tycoon from Maryland, a businessman from Missouri and a best-selling author and Senate hopeful from Kansas. The odd assemblage […]

The feds are looking into bank transactions a GOP operative conducted during an independent search for Hillary Clinton’s emails

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Federal investigators are looking into bank transactions conducted by a GOP operative who launched an independent effort to find Hillary Clinton’s emails during the 2016 election. At the time, Peter W. Smith made clear that he wanted to uncover messages sent through Clinton’s private email server and expose them during what was […]

The 2019 Independent Games Festival submissions now open

UBM Tech Game Network, organizers of the 2019 Game Developers Conference (GDC), is now accepting submissions for the 21st annual Independent Games Festival (IGF), the longest running festival, summit and showcase of independent games. The IGF is part of the Game Developers Conference 2019, which will take place from March 18th through March 22nd at […]

Google Play’s Indie Games Accelerator Looks To Help Independent Developers Grow

Budding Android developers from India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam can apply to take part in Google Play’s Indie Games Accelerator Program, a program designed to help independent developers grow their business, gain valuable development skills, and learn about leading and managing their teams. Using workshops, mentorships with skilled mobile developers, and […]