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What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem

Posted on May 18, 2015 at 10:00pm 30 Comments

As a country, we grapple with more than our share of discrimination challenges—where people of color, LGBTQ folks, and people with disabilities (to call out only a few of the bigger groups) feel its blow every single day. And while it’s frustrating at best, and often devastating, at…

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5 Ways Writers Can Steel Themselves Against Online Haters

Posted on May 5, 2015 at 9:00am 26 Comments

If you write and publish, you know that thick skin is required. Writers, all of us, are an insecure lot. Even the most talented and prolific writers I coach and edit crave validation, need to hear those magic words: “Yes, it’s good.” But even when it’s good,  if you’re exposing any…

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3 Ways Writers Get Overwhelmed---And What To Do About It

Posted on April 21, 2015 at 1:00pm 17 Comments

The desire to write is a strong pull. Anyone who’s written a book or is currently writing a book knows intimately the power writing can wield over us. And as much as we want it and love it, our writing can start to feel like a “should,” and a bit like a spurned lover when we’re not giving it our…

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Hybrid Publishing: Getting a Handle on the New Middle Ground

Posted on April 6, 2015 at 9:30pm 14 Comments

It’s strange, but this word—“hybrid”—is somewhat controversial in some publishing circles. I guess, like a lot of terms, there are certain people and even factions who want ownership of it, and others who want to distance themselves from it. I came across a guy online who claimed to have…

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5 Reasons Why Your Book Isn’t Being Carried in Bookstores

Posted on March 23, 2015 at 10:00pm 23 Comments

Having worked my entire career for small presses, I’ve received the “why isn’t my book in the bookstore?” e-mail many many times from authors. Most new authors assume their books are going to be carried in any brick-and-mortar store they go into; savvier authors who’ve been around the block a few…

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Who I am:
Publisher of She Writes Press and founder of Warner Coaching Inc.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
www.shewritespress.com
www.warnercoaching.com
facebook.com/warnercoaching
twitter/brooke_warner
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
What's Your Book? A Step-By-Step Guide to Get You from Inspiration to Published Author

Visit amazon.com/author/brookewarner
My writing is:
Nonfiction, Memoir
Services I offer to other writers:
Writing and publishing coaching/consulting: warnercoaching.com
My professional associations:
SheWrites.com; NAMW.org
I found out about She Writes from:
Kamy and many authors I've worked with over the years.

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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Victoria, great comments and really helpful points. I think just naming your publishing company like you do is an important step toward legitimizing. If, as a self-published author, you've created a publishing company and you're doing…"
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Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Thanks for your efforts, Michelle. I love that all of the SWP authors are ambassadors for a new way of thinking about publishing. Things are shifting, but it does take educating people about how much things are changing and have changed. We have a…"
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Michelle Cox commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"I heartily agree with your statement: "If traditional publishing were holding up a high standard with every book published, I might tone down my firm accusations of wrongdoing here, but instead they’re publishing so many books whose…"
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Deedra Climer liked Brooke Warner's blog post What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem
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Mary Kennedy Eastham commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"I was selected to publish my first book The Shadow of A Dog I Can't Forget - Poems & Prose by two creative business owners who wanted to use my book as a template to attract high-quality self-dubbed authors. They did everything for me and…"
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Valerie Bonham Moon commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Concerning the quality of any publication, one of my recent blog posts was about a paperback with a fatal error in it: a series of duplicated pages replacing the pages that ought to be there.  Poor quality can happen with any publisher. "
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diedre Knight liked Brooke Warner's blog post What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem
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Victoria Noe commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"I"ve refused to pay for those segregated reviews, which may not be a good thing. I enter some contests, but not the ones that charge hundreds of dollars. When I do a Goodreads giveaway, I get very few reviews, and like Jane says below, they…"
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Valerie Bonham Moon liked Brooke Warner's blog post What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem
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Jane Hanser commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Very interesting, Brooke.Thanks for explaining the SPW process, which is very thorough and takes all these factors  into consideration. You know first hand how much time and effort it takes to get a book ready for publication - ready for…"
May 22
Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"What you cut and pasted here is pretty on par with what I think of as normal industry rates. SWP charges $60/hour for copyediting. Obviously this is a tricky space because it can get a little subjective, and some editors are helping authors and…"
May 22
Jane Hanser commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Here's a question for you, Brooke. On average, how much time, how many hours, does SPW spend editing - Developmental editing and Copy editing - the books that it publishes?"
May 22
Jane Hanser commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Thanks for your response, Brooke, and for clarifying. it's very difficult to self-judge ones own work/grammar. Even the best of writers cannot. And that assumes that all indie writers know all the rules of grammar and punctuation, which is a…"
May 22
Brooke Warner commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Jane, exchanges like this are easy to misunderstand and I meant "you" in the general sense. I don't think an author who doesn't believe their work can or should be reviewed on a major outlet should have published. That's…"
May 22
Jane Hanser commented on the blog post 'What Indie Authors Can Do about the Book Industry’s Discrimination Problem'
"Brooke, You misunderstand me. I DO think that indie writers need to adhere to higher editorial standards than they are currently doing. And I never said or implied that my book is below those standards - so I'm at a loss why you'd tell me…"
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At 9:35am on March 13, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Welcome to In Praise of Literature, Brooke!

Thrilled to have an insider's viewpoint in the mix! I bet others are as intrigued as I am about what the publisher reads... :-) No pressure!

Feel free to make book recommendations or cautions, start a discussion, or post links to reviews, articles, or blogs you think that everyone should read! Most important of all, please have fun!

I'm new to group moderating, and am bound to overlook something crucial, so please let me know if there's something I can add and I'll do my best to come through!

Glad to have you aboard!

Cheers,

CW

At 4:02pm on November 14, 2014, Cate Warren said…

I see on the news today that they've settled the case, but still, the article is well written and explains some intricacies of the publishing industry that people might not otherwise know about. I hope you enjoy it!

At 12:03pm on November 13, 2014, Cate Warren said…

Hi Brooke!

I just received this month's Vanity Fair in the mail and had to sit down right away to read an article that increasingly reminded me of one of your blogs from a couple months back: you'd quit your Amazon Prime account, and mentioned the battle between Amazon and Hachette, if memory serves. Well, this article, called The War of the Words might be of some interest to you and other She Writers. It really drives home just how the publishing industry is in a state of limbo, that everyone seems to be holding their breath, knives drawn, frozen and waiting to see what's going to happen next. If you don't read Vanity Fair, it's probably on their website. It sure is an exciting (yet confusing) time to be an unpublished writer!

Take care, CW

At 9:34am on July 15, 2014, Louise Canfield said…

Hello Brooke!  I attended your workshop on “scaffolding" in San Miguel last February.  I remembered that you mentioned She Writes but had not really understood what it is until yesterday when I encountered an author who had published with She Writes.  Really looking forward to getting to know this community. 

At 7:52am on June 1, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hey Brooke! Yes, I got the post you sent me. Sorry I mistakenly remembered it as being you, not Kamy, who wrote it. Much appreciated! 

At 4:01pm on May 31, 2014, Melanie Bishop said…

Hi Brooke, Trying to find the original post from way back, where you explained why you were going to publish with SheWrites, rather than with one of the big publishing houses who'd offered you a contract. A friend of mine is inquiring about SheWrites Press, and I want to send her that post, because I think it's so helpful when considering these things. Thanks! Melanie Bishop

At 5:16am on January 29, 2014, Daya Wakens said…
Hi Brooke! One of my short stories is published in a contest and would really appreciate if you could post my request for support. The contest runs only next few days and the winner is based on the number of FB "Likes" and comments on my story page only. This would take no more than five minutes, I promise. Brooke, please excuse my typing here...We are coming home from our honeymoon and had to sleep in DC airport due to weather. Thank you in advance for any support you can provide.

Please vote for me at www.midlifecollage.com
Friends, I need your FB vote & comment on my story contest page "The Second Time Around." (With the Red High Heel)My pen name is Daya Wakens. Thank you so much for your support!
At 10:55pm on April 6, 2013, Hope Edelman said…

Hi Brooke,

Best way to reach me is through hopeedelman@gmail.com.

Thanks,

Hope

At 9:22am on July 26, 2012, Stephanie Volkoff Green said…

Most definitely! I think a play date is in order.

At 6:20pm on March 8, 2012, Hollye Dexter said…

Hi Brooke! Fancy meeting you here.  : )

xo

 
 
 

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