Small Publishers and Independent Authors


Small Publishers and Independent Authors

For writers focused on the entreprenuerial side of the writing industry to share innovations, pitfalls and business models.

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Twitter Roll Call! Please share your twitter handle with us!

Started by Jan Fischer Wade. Last reply by Rachele Baker, DVM Jan 8. 158 Replies

Please share your twitter handle as a comment so we can find each other!…Continue

Working with a publisher

Started by Jean Wilson Murray. Last reply by Marcia Riley Jul 8, 2015. 1 Reply

I have several books - non-fiction (business for writers) and fiction that I want to publish. I have been thinking about a DIY approach, with the help of an author assistant. Then I ran across a…Continue

Why did you decide to work with a small or independent press?

Started by Stephanie Bird. Last reply by Birdie Newborn Dec 15, 2014. 6 Replies

In this conversation it would be interesting if you also answered any one of the following questions:Did you have an agent or did you represent your own work to these publishers?What is the most…Continue

Tags: literary, agents, publishing, presses, small

Book Clubs

Started by Kayann Short, Ph.D.. Last reply by Michael E. Henderson Jul 29, 2014. 7 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions for connecting with book club or library organizations that recommend books to their member clubs? Can anyone share book club contacts to whom an author or publisher…Continue

Tags: library, organizations, clubs, book

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Comment by Gueh Yanting, Claudine on February 11, 2016 at 9:27pm

Congratulations on having your book featured/mentioned, Lucille!

Comment by Lucille Joyner on December 12, 2015 at 6:48am

When the President of the Piano Technicians Guild wrote in our Oct monthly journal that he loves to laugh, I sent him my book, "Ya Wanna Laugh?" I thought he'd get a kick out of it since it includes many humorous episodes that I experienced on the job a a piano technician/tuner. I was pleasantly surprised that he wrote about my book in the Dec issue. It occurred to me that as writers, we are concerned about marketing, how to make people aware of our book. Well, this shows me that there are marketing opportunities around us that we don't even think of. It never occurred to me that this man would promote my book in a publication that goes to every registered tuner in the country. It opens up all sorts of possibilities in marketing your work.        

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Comment by Olga Godim on July 3, 2015 at 2:07pm

Romance without sex - Georgette Heyer did it. Could I follow her lead and find readers too?

Comment by Birdie Newborn on June 24, 2015 at 5:20pm

It's time for me to collect stories for the next issue of TimeWell (online at June issue theme was Earth; for July, stories, poems, etc. should relate to HOT (however you want to interpret that). There's always an intermixing of contemporary (you) and classic stories. Email me at

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Comment by Olga Godim on June 24, 2015 at 10:54am

Amazing fantasy artist and children book illustrator Laura Diehl talks about her art:

Comment by Olga Godim on June 1, 2015 at 2:27pm

Contemplating Regency romance: does it need sex scenes?

Comment by Olga Godim on May 11, 2015 at 4:29pm

Blogged about multiple goals in fiction. They build tension and complicate the characters' lives:


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