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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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’s Corner: Paul Janson, Author of Mal Practice, Talks Medicine and Mystery

SDP Publishing Solutions helps authors in all genres – children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, business, and more – to independently publish their books. We love to keep our readers updated on what’s going on here at SDP, including recently published titles and the authors we work with. In this post, we’re joined by Paul Janson. Janson spent five years practicing as a physician …

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Author Corner: An Interview with F.G. Capitanio, author of Mariner’s Hollow, on Finding Inspiration, Independent Publishing, and More

SDP Publishing Solutions helps authors in all genres -children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, business, and more – to independently publish their books. We love to keep our readers updated on what’s going on here at SDP, including recently published titles and about the authors we work with. In this post, we’re joined by F.G. Capitanio, who answers questions about his novel Mariner’s Hollow, …

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What Editing Really Means and Why It’s Especially Important in Self-Publishing and Independent Publishing

Going it alone seems to be inherently built into the terms self-publishing and independent publishing. So, it might seem funny for us to be writing a blog post about the different types of editors you will want to consider working with as you embark on your self-publishing or independent publishing journey. However, these publishing industry …

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Five Writing Resolutions You Can Start at Any Time of the Year

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.”  ~Edith Lovejoy Pierce All the festivities of the holidays and New Year’s Day have come and gone. And it’s likely that all of those …

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Latest Titles from SDP Publishing Solutions!

SDP Publishing Solutions helps authors who work in all genres – children’s books, fiction, non-fiction, business, and more – to independently publish their books. We are thrilled to announce some of the most recent publications from SDP Publishing Solutions, including Unhinged by Dr. Gary McCarragher, Treasure Hunt by Heidi Martin, Thou Shall Not Allow a …

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Physician Author, Publish Thyself

What do Arthur Conan Doyle, Anton Chekhov, Khaled Hosseini, William Carlos Williams, and John Keats have in common? Well besides the fact that they are all world-famous writers, they were all trained as physicians. Of course, research and writing have almost always been a part of the academic side of the medical profession. But all …

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