Small Publishers and Independent Authors


Small Publishers and Independent Authors

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

Started by Jan Fischer Wade. Last reply by Shelley Buck on Monday. 152 Replies

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

How many distribution channels do people use?

Started by JF Garrard. Last reply by Shelley Buck Mar 30, 2014. 12 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm new and will be publishing 3 books in 2014.Looking at distribution channels: Amazon Kindle, Amazone Createspace, Ingram Spark and Smashwords.Can I use all of them and will I get into…Continue

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Comment by Alayne Bushey-Fiore on April 7, 2015 at 10:35am

Rozlyn Press is seeking short fiction by women writers for an anthology to be published in August 2015. Visit for more information and a link to submit.

Comment by Olga Godim on April 1, 2015 at 2:22pm

Soon, readers will write their own favorite books, and the need for writers would be completely eliminated. That's what Amazon wants, right?

Comment by Christine Keleny on March 16, 2015 at 2:55pm

Congratulations, Olga!

How wonderful!


Comment by Olga Godim on March 16, 2015 at 1:56pm

My fantasy novel "Eagle En Garde" won 2015 EPIC eBook Award in Fantasy category. I'm so happy! 

Comment by Olga Godim on February 26, 2015 at 8:06pm

Chapter 5 of my translation of Scarlet Sails - a novella by Alexander Grin - on wattpad:

The ending is coming soon.

Comment by JMcManus on February 22, 2015 at 2:34pm

Checkout for the 28 days of children books by African American authors.

And find Affordable book cover layout and interior design with JMcManus Designs

Comment by Olga Godim on February 9, 2015 at 1:02am

I don't think I mentioned it here before. I have translated my favorite novella Scarlet Sails by Alexander Grin from Russian into English. It was first published in 1923 and it was one of my favorite books when I grew up in Russia. Generations of Russian children and adults loved it. I'm putting my translation on wattpad, one chapter at a time. Below are the links to the three parts already there.

Foreword by the translator:

Chapter 1:

Chapter 2:

Comment by Cathi Stevenson on February 7, 2015 at 3:47pm

Lucille Joyner

I was a journalist for several years with a major newspaper. I still write freelance, although I never wrote "hard news" ... anything I uncovered I usually just passed on. Things are a bit skewed these days because "citizen journalists" are everywhere on the internet and can, and do, write what they want. This might be a good thing, maybe not.

The difference can be that a card-carrying journalist is working in the public interest and uncovering stories with that goal. And a journalist will usually have errors and omissions insurance — the publication certainly will. Many of the things journalists uncover are never shared, as they are not seen as relevant (although they might be interesting or entertaining). Traditional journalists have editors and fact-checkers to give things another look, just in case.

Traditional journalists are also not using articles they write commercially. They are paid their salary or set freelance fee and this does not increase with sales.

Regardless of that, people can sue you for you have the $$ to defend yourself even if you're right?

As for taping people, it's legal to tape a conversation you are party to where I am, but there are parts of the USA where all parties being taped had to agree, has this changed?

Comment by Olga Godim on February 7, 2015 at 2:17pm

I participated in a love poetry contest – a love poem in 25 words or less. Here’s my entry:

Please, read, enjoy, comment.

Comment by Olga Godim on February 4, 2015 at 2:09am

Blogged about the Like button and how to win competitions with it:


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