Winter 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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SDP Publishing’s Six Weeks to Love Running Author Dr. Julie Sieben Featured on BeautyHigh.com

SDP Publishing author Dr. Julie Sieben and her book Six Weeks to Love Running were mentioned in this wellness piece as well as many fitness media channels this year. We are very proud of her success! Check out her advice in this great piece, The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Working Out, on BeautyHigh.com. About Six …

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Highlights from Boston Women Connect’s “Indie” Publishing Author Book Fair!

Thanks to everyone who came out to Boston Women Connect’s “Indie” Publishing Author Book Fair! Lisa Akoury-Ross, Founder, CEO of SDP Publishing covered numerous topics in presentation, including: The difference between Self-publishing and Indie Publishing Top Indie Authors – and how they achieved success 3 ways to publish – Print, Print-on-Demand or E-book – what …

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8 Tips to Help You Achieve Your 2014 Writing Resolutions Before the End of the Year

“If you wait for inspiration to write you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” ~Dan Poynter We are almost through October! So the question we have for you is: How are you progressing on your writing goals and resolutions from January? Are you on track with where you wanted to be or have you fallen …

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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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What's the Difference Between Independent Publishing and Self-Publishing?

The terms self-publishing and indie/independent publishing are used somewhat interchangeably these days. In some ways they are interchangeable, but there are also differences between them. This can make it confusing to authors trying to navigate the self publishing/indie publishing landscape and make the best decision for publishing their own work. We thought it would be helpful to …

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