IAD 2017 Recap

A Huge Success For Writers, Libraries and CommunitiesOn October 14th, libraries across North America celebrated the second installment of Indie Author Day: a day where aspiring writers, published authors, library

Guest Post: Lulu

5 Basics for Creating a Marketing Plan That Doesn’t SuckAt Lulu, we have hundreds of thousands of authors, and each one has a different approach to marketing. But, one thing

Guest Post: DartFrog Books

Supporting Indie AuthorsWhen indie authors submit their books for a DartFrog evaluation, the question they want us to answer, is whether or not their book is ready for bookstore distribution?

Webinar Recap

Making The Most of Indie Author DayIndie Author Day 2017 is right around the corner! Libraries big and small are gearing up for one of the largest single-day library events

Guest Post: IngramSpark

Get Your Book Into LibrariesOne of the most frequent questions authors ask at writing conferences is, “How do I get my book into libraries?” It is a sometimes elusive market

Guest Post: Sisters in Crime

Sisters in Crime is a national non-profit that advocates for the advancement and development of women crime writers. As a professional organization, we keep an ear to the ground of

Guest Post: Story Circle Network

Becoming an Author-Publisher: One Writer’s JourneyThere’s no such thing as a “typical” indie author. We’re all over the map, from writers debuting their first work in this brave new world

Guest Post: Written Word Media

The Value of Brand-Based Book PromotionAt Written Word Media we believe promoting books is the #1 thing an author can do to improve their chance of success. We work with

Diversity in Indie Publishing

What A Self-Published Author Looks LikeWhen you think of a self-published author, what image comes to mind? The star-gazing 20-something in a coffee shop? The retiree who finally has the

A look inside Indie Authors

What is it really like to be an indie author?Getting into the independent publishing and self-publishing world can be intimidating. As writers, it is totally normal to feel of a