More Writing Contests for the End of 2013 and Beginning of 2014

A great way to gain credibility as a writer/author is by submitting to writing contests. 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. These types of contests can help you keep …

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Celebrating the Best in Independent Publishing: Benjamin Franklin Awards 2013 Call for Entries

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 26th 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 recognizing …

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Top 10 Questions to Ask a Publisher Before Committing to One

We often get asked questions about the nature of the relationship between author and publisher in self-publishing. In this relatively new world of self-publishing and indie publishing, it can be difficult to figure out the best option for you. Should you go it alone? Should you hire contractors to whom you can outsource some of …

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Guy Kawasaki’s Artisanal Publishing and How It’s Changing Publishing

You’ve probably all heard of Guy Kawasaki, the Silicon Valley author, speaker, investor, and business advisor. If you haven’t – especially if you’re interested in self-publishing – you need to know who he is. After some bad experiences working with traditional publishers on a few books, Kawasaki self-published his book, What the Plus, which is …

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Tips for Putting Together Your Indie Publishing Team

Publishing a book on your own can be a long, lonely road. It can be helpful to for writers to have a team behind them to succeed in self-publishing. While some authors do choose to do it alone, it can be difficult because you really need to be skilled at copyediting, proofreading, social media, graphic …

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Free 45-minute Consultation with SDP Publishing Solutions and Top 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Publisher

Looking for some direction on how to get your manuscript published? SDP Publishing Solutions can help! To receive your free 45-minute consultation, send us a one-paragraph book synopsis brief author bio, a list of comparable titles, and the first three chapters of your manuscript. SDP Publishing Solutions will review and set up time to talk with …

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Indie Publishing Success Stories and How You Can Achieve Success

Hello Fellow Authors! I recently came back from a wonderful conference in Hyannis, MA. The Cape Cod Writer’s Center organized a fabulous conference all about indie publishing and how easy it can be to get your name out there and get recognized. As a speaker at the conference, I reminded the participants about some now …

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Calling Independent Authors! The 21st Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

We’ve talked a lot about how important it is to garner professional reviews to maximize exposure for your book, so we’d like to let you know about this great opportunity to do just that –The 21st Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards! Whether you’re a professional writer, a part-time freelancer or a self-starting student, here’s …

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Lisa Akoury-Ross of SDP Publishing Solutions to Speak at How to Happily be Self-Published – An All-Day Workshop by the Professionals, March 16, 2013

Saturday, March 16, at the Cape Codder Resort and Spa, Route 132 in Hyannis, Lisa Akoury-Ross, of SDP Publishing Solutions, will be featured at the Cape Cod Writers Center event, How to Happily be Self-Published – An All-Day Workshop by the Professionals. The event will run from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM. In her session, …

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The Importance of Professional Reviews for Maximizing Your Book’s Exposure

As an independently published author, you may think the most daunting tasks are over. You’ve published your book! PHEW! However, now that your book is finished, you need to start thinking about the best ways to strategically market and gain exposure for you as an author and your book. The next step is getting people to BUY and READ your book. It’s time to put on your marketing hat and start building an audience in order to achieve success.

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