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 Darlene Deluca Aug 16. 141 Replies

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

Freelance Work

Started by Clene` S. Elder Aug 4. 0 Replies

Hi Ladies:I am interested in some freelance writing opportunities.  I think I would enjoy legal writing, business writing, press releases, etc.  Any suggestions?Thx.Continue

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

Started by Stephanie Bird. Last reply by Stephanie Bird Aug 1. 4 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. 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 Lucille Joyner on August 15, 2014 at 5:44pm

Where would one go to study about Publisher Contracts so that the author knows they aren't being taken advantage of?  

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Comment by Catherine Stine on August 4, 2014 at 8:43am

Sneak peek of TWISTED EARTHS, the forthcoming Untethered Realms story collection and meet us all

Comment by Olga Godim on July 20, 2014 at 6:16pm

My new story on Wattpad:
Liliana wants to design costumes for Hollywood. A water elemental wants to live in the sea. Perhaps they could help each other.

This will be the last story for a while; I don't have more ideas for shorts. Back to my novels. 

Comment by Olga Godim on July 15, 2014 at 2:43pm

I posted my new short story on wattpad - Amber Spirit.
It's a story of an unfulfilled writer.

Spirits only stay on Earth when they have an unfinished business. This spirit tries to finish her business. She needs to find a writing body.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 8, 2014 at 5:36pm

I posted a new flash fantasy story on wattpad:

I don't know if using this site attracts readers, but at least some people read my stories there. Not going to use it for novels, but maybe a couple more of my short stories will find their way there.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 4, 2014 at 4:55pm

Oh, Lucille. Now I understand. I'm sorry for you. If I couldn't write anymore, that would be tragic.

I know how much struggle it is to constantly self-promote, but it's the rules of the game. I'm trying. I'm also trying not to be discouraged when nothing happens and nobody buys my books. For some people, it takes a decade or more to find even moderate success. I'm still in the beginning of that road. But humor helps, you're right.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 4, 2014 at 3:31pm

Oh, Lucille, thank you. I do have more. Most of my short stories are on my website I'm thinking about putting some of them on Wattpad and see the reaction. At least they will be read, which is what all writers want, right?

Why don't you feel that you're a success now? Judging from your profile, you are. You've written and published a lot. Is your collection of humor stories available on Amazon? I'd love to read it. I like humor.

Comment by Lucille Joyner on July 4, 2014 at 3:03pm

While I live with a strange sense of future success, I can show nothing to justify such a lofty feeling. People like you are the ones with the true success. You write so well. It's like a beautiful work of art. I just loved your story. You must have more.



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