Articles & Announcements

Every month, we send a newsletter to our community featuring upcoming events as well as an article by one of our knowledgeable team members. This page chronicles the articles, but be sure to sign up for the newsletter to get them in your inbox and to be updated about events.

Special Announcement! S2: Small and Self-Publishing Faire

Psssst! This event was designed with Indigo clients and community in mind. We hope to see you there! Two Rivers Bookstore and Indigo: Editing, Design, and More are collaborating to bring you the S2: Small and Self-Publishing Faire this spring! The faire will feature a...

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Monthly Publishing Q&A

Join Ali Shaw for a monthly Q&A about the publishing process, the business of writing, and the book world in general. If you have urgent questions about how your book is progressing through the publishing path, bring them! If you've always wondered about something...

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Let’s Talk Spine Design!

by Jenny Kimura, Collaborative Designer Everyone knows that to market your book right, you need just the right front cover image. You might spend hours with your designer going back and forth on the fonts, colors, imagery, and placement. You might want to add a...

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CANCELLED: 1/23 Indigo Monthly Publishing Q&A

TAKE NOTE: The monthly publishing Q&A with Ali Shaw originally scheduled for January 23, 12:00–1:00 p.m Pacific, is CANCELLED. Future sessions will be on Zoom on the fourth Tuesday, 12:00–1:00 p.m Pacific. Mark your calendar: February 27, 2024 March 26, 2024...

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Gifts for Readers. Gifts for Writers. Gifts for YOU!

  ’Tis the season for book recommendations! What are your favorite books of the year? What are you wishing for this holiday season? Here are some to consider (with links to buy on Bookshop.org or Libro.fm, which both support independent bookstores!): National...

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Should I Narrate My Own Audiobook?

By Indigo Executive Editor and Audiobook Producer Ali Shaw Whether you’re a traditionally published author or a totally independent author, it’s worth considering releasing an audiobook version. According to Bookstat, as reported in Publishers Weekly, 188 million...

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4 Tips for Successful Author Entrepreneurship

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor I often talk with aspiring authors whose main vision is to get the book out. And with the magic of seeing their name on the cover and holding that long-awaited volume in their hands, who can blame them? And, I add, don’t you as an author...

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How to Write Engaging Characters

by Melissa Eskue Ousley, Collaborative Editor One of my favorite books about writing is On Writing by Stephen King. It’s an excellent how-to manual to hone your writing skills and create memorable characters. He once said that “books are uniquely portable magic,” and...

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