This Week in Indie Publishing


How Self Publishing Can Create a Solid Brand

It’s a big question in the business space: Is it better to self-publish a book or pitch it to a big publisher? It comes back to why you’re publishing a book in the first place. And with self publishing becoming easier than ever, Amazon has become loaded with best-sellers.

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Persistence leads to success for Northern Virginia author

For the better part of five years, Kwame Alexander sat in a Woodbridge Panera for five hours a day, toiling away on his novel. Back in those days, the acclaimed author was living in Rippon Landing and raising his teenage daughter as she worked her way through Freedom High School. While he thought he’d found a winning formula for a children’s book, penning a tale about two, young twin brothers written entirely in poetic verse, he endured rejection after rejection from publishers.

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8 tips for how to self-publish your novel

With Amazon recently announcing a new £20,000 prize for self-published authors, it’s likely that more people than ever will be thinking about writing and publishing that book they’ve always dreamt about.Ricardo Fayet, cofounder at Reedsy, a platform that connects authors to industry professionals as well as offering learning opportunities and editing tools, shares his advice for new writers who are ready to take the plunge.

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O’Fallon woman pens first novel at age 76

Writing has been a life-long passion for Beverly Lindbo. When she was a child, Lindbo and her best friend would sit in the apple tree in her back yard and write poetry and stories about their pets.

“I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write,” the 76-year-old O’Fallon woman said.

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The challenges of publishing, promoting a book

Here’s a little tip to those of you would-be writers out there from your Aunty Pam: when you begin the promotional book tour for the release of your debut novel and find yourself happily chatting about it on morning television, maybe mention its name.

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