SDP Publishing’s Lisa Akoury-Ross to Present at Boston Women Connect’s "Indie" Publishing Author Book Fair PLUS Networking – Monday, October 27

Join Boston Women Connect on Monday, October 27 to learn all about “Indie” Publishing. This event also features an Author Book Fair to promote (and sell) your book or your writing, editing, and publishing services. (Limited number of shared expo tables available). Women and Men are welcome to attend this event. Date: October 27, 2014 …

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Call for Entries! Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards: A Short Story Competition from Writer’s Digest

If you write short stories, don’t miss your chance to compete in the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction Awards. There’s sure to be a category created just for you, Romance, Thriller, Crime, Horror, Science-Fiction, and Young Adult. Choose your favorite genre(s) and enter your best in 4,000 words or less. Deadline: October 15, 2014 What’s in …

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Author Corner: Phyllis Brown, Author of Help Me! I’m Slipping, Talks about Finding Solace in Writing and Her Hope that her Book Will Help Caregivers

Phyllis Brown has played many roles in her life – mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, chemist, and caregiver for her husband who had Alzheimer’s disease. Her latest edition of Help Me! I’m Slipping is a memoir about her relationship with her husband before he succumbed to the disease. Combining personal narrative and facts about Alzheimer’s, …

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Fall Writing Contests: Start Submitting!

There are lots of great contests and journals that are accepting submissions right now for many different types of work, including fiction, non-fiction, fan and flash fiction, essays, short stories, and poetry. Why enter writing contests, you ask? Entering these types of contests can help you keep your writing and publishing momentum going. Submitting to …

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2014 Smashwords Survey Released: New Opportunities for Indie Authors

The 2014 Smashwords Survey reveals new opportunities for indie ebook authors to sell more books. In this survey, they examined aggregated retail and library sales data of Smashwords books and then crunched the numbers based on various quantifiable characteristics of the book. For this year’s survey, they examined over $25 million in customer purchases aggregated across …

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Writer’s Digest Hosts its 2nd Annual Self-Published E-Book Awards

Writer’s Digest 2nd Annual Self-Published e-Book Awards is a competition that spotlights today’s self-published works and honors self-published authors. This is such a great opportunity for any established or aspiring writer. Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s your chance to enter WD’s newest competition, exclusively for self-published e-books. …

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The 2015 Call for Entries for the 27th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards is Now Open!

The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), the largest not-for-profit trade association of independent publishers, a leader for member benefits, education, and advocacy, has announced a call for entries for the 27th Annual IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™. Regarded as one of the highest national honors in small and independent publishing, the IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards includes 55 categories …

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Author Corner: Carole Sacino, Author of "Build Your A-Game: Be Seen—Be Heard—Be Remembered" Talks About Listening to and Following Your Dreams

Carole Sacino is a respected thought leader, innovator, speaker, business and personal strategist, and she is author of one of SDP Publishing’s newest releases, Build Your A-Game: Be Seen—Be Heard—Be Remembered. In addition, Carole has co-authored Savvy Leadership Strategies for Women and Empowering Transformations for Women, and she is CEO of Turning Point Institute, which she …

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F.G. Capitanio’s Mariner’s Hollow: Winner of the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award for Teen Fiction!

SDP Publishing is so proud to announce that F.G. Capitanio’s Mariner’s Hollow is the Gold Winner in the 2014 Benjamin Franklin Award for Teen Fiction! The IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards, which includes 52 categories recognizing excellence in book editorial and design, are regarded as one of the highest national honors for independent publishers. Prestige as a …

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Phyllis R. Brown Publishes Book Documenting Her Life as Caregiver of Husband with Alzheimer’s

Through narrative and advice, Phyllis delivers hope and inspiration Providence, R.I., June 12, 2014 – Phyllis R. Brown just released a new edition of her book, Help Me! I’m Slipping, a memoir of her relationship with her husband who fell victim to Alzheimer’s disease. At its core, this is a love story. Brown started her …

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