All Blog Posts Tagged 'indie' (69)

Fiction vs Nonfiction Book Blurbs

Hi. I wanted to clarify the difference between Fiction and Nonfiction back cover copy. They serve different purposes and need to be treated differently.

To be sure we're on the same page, this is the copy also known as the book description, not to be confused with "blurbs" which come from reviewers.

Nonfiction Back Cover Copy

The nonfiction back cover copy is about the destination. The reader wants to know what they are going to get…


Added by Glenna Mageau on February 9, 2017 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing Your Novel

I've been writing for (yikes) 20 years now.  I traditionally published the first 50 or so novels I wrote, then I started a self-publishing venture to re-release a dozen books I'd written early in my career and had gotten the rights back to.  For a while, I had a foot in both traditional publishing and…


Added by Stephanie Bond on January 26, 2016 at 9:00pm — 12 Comments

How I Found My Professional Editor

Good editing is vital for a good book. If you really want your book to shine, you need a professional editor. Editing your book yourself is great and all, but getting another, professional set of eyes can make a huge difference.

If you're publishing traditionally, your publishing house likely has its own editor(s) on hand to work on your book. However, if you, like me, are self-publishing, you need to find an editor yourself. So how do you do that?

I consider myself very lucky,…


Added by Liz Hennessy on November 30, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

What I Learned From My Indiegogo Campaign

Background: I recently ran an Indiegogo Campaign to help fund my debut novel, Grigory's Gadget. Since I've decided to self-publish, the cost of professional editing, cover design, etc. is my burden, rather than a publisher's. For the editors and designers I've decided to work with (Writership and Deranged Doctor Design) that burden summed up to about…


Added by Liz Hennessy on November 24, 2015 at 11:22am — No Comments

Can Indie Writers Really Rely on Editing Software? A Look at the Data

Many mornings, somebody will say to me, "Oh! You have a cold!" That's the first time that I realize that I do - either that, or my allergies are acting up. Until then, I haven't noticed that my nose is stuffed up, that I…


Added by Jane Hanser on April 2, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments New Indie Publishing Company -- Now Live & Accepting Submissions

I'm trying to get a jump on my 2015 writing goal -- of which I only have one -- and that is to get my publishing company up and going. I discussed this with my website readers in this post in detail.…


Added by Yuwanda Black on December 30, 2014 at 10:18am — 2 Comments

Indie Authors Appreciation Week!

Indie Authors Appreciation Week is an 8 day event running

January 9th 2015 - January 16th 2015. 40+ authors are participating in this event, including yours truly! (Jan 11th 2-3 pm GMT)
Tons of Giveaways and prizes.

RSVP and don't forget to let them know that I sent you!
I hope to see you there!


Added by Isaiyan Morrison on December 10, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Literary Selfies website - for self-publishers and avid readers.

There’s a new website dedicated to self-published authors. If you want to expand the reach of your self-published book, or if you’re an avid reader and want to discover new authors, go to

The site is the product of two self-publishers – myself and my aunt, Rebecca Sloan. You can see her books, Branches and Lake Effect on the website.

The site has gotten off to a good…


Added by Theresa Nash on September 30, 2014 at 6:21am — No Comments

Goodreads Author Page

I finally got around to setting this up -A Goodreads author page for E.B. Purtill. I'd love it if you'd come on over and check it out!

Added by E. B. Purtill on May 7, 2014 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Stop, Fellow Authors! Before You Take That Book Deal, Please, Read This.

Five Questions for the Traditional Book Deal

As any of you who have read my recent blog posts…


Added by Kamy Wicoff on November 12, 2013 at 7:30am — 53 Comments

Beware of a Sotia Teneth

The following is an email that I received after someone here on She Writes contacted me. I think it is only right and fair that I warn the other members here that are truly here for writing like I myself am here for.


sotia teneh …

Added by Màiri Campbell on October 29, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments


To escape the battles ravaging her beloved Scotland, Aisling is sent to live with her mother's family in the Netherlands.

Her courage is tested when the safety of her new surroundings come into question.

To purchase a copy for your Kindle…


Added by Màiri Campbell on October 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Angel in Stone

It’s All Hallows Eve and three friends take a trip to see a reportedly haunted statue at a local cemetery. They soon regret their  destination of choice for the night where the veil between worlds is thinnest.

To purchase a copy for your Kindle…


Added by Màiri Campbell on October 28, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

How Much Can Indie Authors Realistically Make?

Two friends have told me this week that they're disappointed in the sales of their first book, because it's not enough for them to quit their jobs and write full time. I also read articles on Writer's Digest and another one by …


Added by Rachel Thompson on October 13, 2013 at 3:24pm — 19 Comments

Why Quality Editing Is Crucial When You Self-Publish (Part Three – Copyediting)

Does the word copyediting make you want to run and hide? Is sorting out the nuances of the mechanics of language nausea inducing? Do terms like dependent clause and dangling modifier cause an eye roll? Ditto for the subtle yet important difference between an em dash and an en dash?

If you typically believe that grammar rules are out to get you, you’re not alone; you also don’t have to suffer. (Bugle blow, please.) All hail the…


Added by Stacey Aaronson on September 11, 2013 at 7:38pm — No Comments

Be Smart not Taken: Red Flags to Heed When Seeking Self-Publishing Providers

I received a call several months ago from a potential client who wanted to discuss a possible “redo” of his book. The person who designed it claimed to know what he was doing; and editing … well, let’s just say there was virtually none. Worst of all, it was already listed on Amazon.

Upon meeting in person and seeing the book for myself, I was crestfallen that what this author had deemed acceptable—because I suppose he didn’t know any better—was nothing more than a bound first…


Added by Stacey Aaronson on August 26, 2013 at 2:00pm — 18 Comments

Why Divide? The Indie/Trad Debate

When I was a young mom (nearly 25 years ago, but who's counting?), I enjoyed reading parenting magazines. Before too long, though, I was overwhelmed by the combative nature I found in most of these publications. Everything, it seemed, was a battle: cloth diapers versus disposable. Bottle versus breast. Let them cry versus comfort. Stay at home mom versus working mom. It was crazy!

Now I'm in a world that is oddly reminiscent of that time. In publishing today, choices abound.…


Added by Tawdra Kandle on August 10, 2013 at 4:53pm — No Comments

Three Lessons I’ve Learned from My First Year as Publisher of She Writes Press

She Writes Press is already over a year old. Last time this year we were just signing new authors.…


Added by Brooke Warner on August 4, 2013 at 1:30pm — 31 Comments

[SWP: BEHIND THE BOOK] Why I Chose to Self-Publish

Dear friends and fellow writers,

I've gotten a lot of questions regarding self-publishing my memoir Seeing Red; I hope this blog post will inspire you and answer some of the questions you may be carrying as you consider how best to publish your work.…


Added by Lone Morch on June 18, 2013 at 11:30am — 14 Comments

Digital Age Lends Advantage to Indie Authors

by Gillian Nicol

The publishing world is changing and that’s a fact. Gone are the days of piles of rejection letters and agents; being replaced instead by on demand eBooks and indie author…


Added by Gillian Nicol on June 11, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

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