When I was shopping my novel manuscript to different small publishers, I would always purchase a book from each publisher to read something they had published (and to see what the finished product looked like). Yes, I spent quit a few dollars with the amount of places I was submitting to - but it felt worth it to me. I was supporting indie publishers as well as new authors. I read a debut novel over a year ago from Behler Publications which tends to deal with books on social relevance and life changing experiences. That book wasEast Fifth Blissby Douglas Light. A survival book about a grown man living with his father in the East Village of NY (and it deals with solitude in a very unique way). I don't know this author, but like most new books I read (that I enjoy) - I searched the internet about him and discovered the movie was being made from his debut novel and I became very excited for this person that I had no connection to. And then to read that Michael C. Hall (from Showtime's Dexter) would be playing the lead character...I was even more excited. Now I see the film has been shot, hitting the indie film festival circuit and I couldn't be happier for this author who has been able to realize his dream (all from indie publisher to indie film-making). Movie WebsiteI think it is so important to support and encourage fellow artists and authors. I have discovered so many new ones through the internet (facebook, twitter) and I must say that the support is very evident in how authors will read and review each other's work. It's definitely a group I'm proud to be a part of - and I can't wait to see Mr. Light's movie in a theater after having read his wonderful debut!