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A FEW LESSONS LEARNED
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Today Randy Overbeck, with five novels, twelve awards, and two bestsellers in his portfolio, reflects on the key lessons learned from his writing journey. read more
NEW WRITER ASPIRING TO BE AN AUTHOR – BEWARE!
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Award-winning author Nina Purtee joins us today, taking readers from the high of completing her manuscript to the bold decision of withdrawing her works from a publisher to venture into self-publishing. With candid insight, she lays bare the tough realities of the publishing world, the hurdles she faced, and the deliberate changes she embraced to forge her path to success, showcasing how resilience and self-reliance can lead to unforeseen triumphs. read more
Metadata: What Is It and Why Is It So Important?
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The manuscript’s journey from polished draft to publication hinges on the author’s comprehension and provision of essential metadata, facilitating its navigation through the publishing process and enhancing its discoverability and marketing potential. read more
Intersectionality in Women’s Literature
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Strengthening Diverse Voices through Independent Publishing Independent publishing has long welcomed a spectrum of voices within women’s literature. During Women’s History Month, it’s particularly important to spotlight how this avenue…

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Announcing the Results of the 2023 Literary Awards Program!
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Announcing the winners of our 2023-2024 awards program! read more
Cultivating Inclusive Narratives: Enhancing Indie Publishing with Sensitivity Readers
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Sensitivity readers have emerged as vital allies for indie authors over the past decade, playing a crucial role in shaping inclusive and authentic narratives that resonate deeply with diverse audiences. read more
Budgeting for Your Book: Planning Your Publishing Expenses
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Indie publishing offers writers an unprecedented level of control over their work. However, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility, especially regarding finances. An essential step in the self-publishing journey is creating a realistic budget for your book. read more
Storytelling with Purpose: Echoing MLK’s Message in Today’s World
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As we commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, let’s consider how we, as writers, can contribute to his enduring vision of equality and justice. read more
Eight Big Reasons to Learn to Love Amazon
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Carolyn Howard-Johnson shares invaluable insights on why Amazon is essential for authors’ success. Dive into her expert advice for a thriving book journey. read more
Jumpstart Telling Your Story: Creating a Timeline
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JoAnn Vega discusses the value of constructing a personal timeline to unearth and organize one’s family history. She likens this process to a detective’s work, emphasizing its role in self-discovery and connecting with one’s ancestry. Vega’s method offers a unique lens through which to view and understand personal identity and history. read more