Hey! I'm Donna Maria, the founder and CEO of the Indie Business Network and the chief cook and bottle washer around here. Thanks for visiting this page! I have led dozens of book clubs over the years, and I never tire of the transformation experienced by everyone who comes along with me. I believe that great readers make great business leaders, and that discussing what is read in a supportive community empowers everyone go further.

About Indie Business Book Club

From 2010 to 2013, I hosted a book club. We met weekly using a private Facebook group and a conference call line to dissect and apply what we learned, and to encourage each other. Among other books, we read one of my favorite books of all time: The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy. We also read Delivering Happiness, by Tony Hsieh and The One Thing, by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan.

I re-launched Indie Business Book Club from 2016 to 2017 when we read books like Living Forward, Blue Ocean Strategy, and The Five Second Rule. Every time I revive Indie Business Book Club, it gets better!

And here we are with a new round in 2020. Our first book this year was Who Moved My Cheese?

Indie Business Book Club Will Help You Achieve Your Goals!!

I am a highly curious person. My thirst for knowledge is endless, and I am constantly seeking new information I can use to improve my life and my business. Maybe you are the same way, reading a lot and learning a lot. But reading is a solitary adventure.

After nearly 20+ years in business, I know that growth requires a consistent and unwavering commitment to learning and innovating. This does not happen in a vacuum, and it doesn't happen on its own. It happens because you — the business leader — make it happen. Indie Business Book Club makes it easy by making it fun and interesting to learn from some of the greatest minds of our time on the topics of entrepreneurship, success, health and self care, productivity, lifestyle business and more.

If you're like me, you may have discovered that implementing what you learn can be a lonely process. Indie Business Book Club changes all that, making it possible for us to read, lead, and succeed together.

Join us!

If you're a member of the Indie Business Network, make sure to join us in our private member Facebook group to get started. If you're not a member, what are you waiting for? Join now and enjoy the book club and tons of other benefits to help you and your business grow.


Indie Business Book Club makes it easy and fun for you to connect and share insights and “aha moments” with 1,000+ engaged independent entrepreneurial types from across the nation and beyond.

How Indie Business Book Club Works

Around the middle of each month,  as your book club curator, I will either choose a book or designate someone to choose a book to read during the following month. I will announce the new book in time for everyone to have a chance to purchase it via Amazon (physical, Kindle, or audio), or wherever books are sold.

I'll post the monthly suggested reading schedule in our private member Facebook group. When available, author downloads and worksheets that enhance your reading experience will be included.

It's so exciting to embrace and learn from the different perspectives shared by entrepreneurs from all walks of life.

It is so much fun!

We read together.

We lead together.

We succeed together.