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.

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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Weekly Sit Down, Shut Up, and Write

Each Thursday evening between 6:00 and 6:30 Pacific, connect with us online to chat about writing. Then we’ll log off for an hour of writing time. People can continue the conversation by posting their word counts and other writing accomplishments on our Facebook...

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Was It a Good Idea to Market My Own Book?

Guest Post by Jack Hassard For the past six months I’ve been marketing my newest book[1], The Trump Files, which was prepared for publication by Indigo: Editing, Design, and More, and I marketed it myself. I’m reporting to you that marketing my book created lots of...

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Betcha Didn’t Know…Publishing Trivia Edition

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor Do you consider yourself a book nerd? I’m sure you’ve got books lining shelves in multiple rooms. Or maybe your tablet’s memory is full of ebooks and audiobooks. You’ve probably read a good variety of the classics, recent bestsellers, and...

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Gifts for Readers and Writers

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor I have not always been a great gift giver. As a child I used to puff paint T-shirts and even gave my grandpa a gimmicky hands-free light set that was essentially flashlights zip tied to glasses frames. Yikes! Through a little growing up,...

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What You Need to Know about the New Adult Genre

by Bailey Potter, Collaborative Editor Nowadays, other than for college, young adults often don’t fully move out of their parents’ house until they’re in their mid to late twenties, and people are getting married and having children later than the generations before,...

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Book Hustling for Introverts

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor It was in the midst of a fun-loving conversation with other writers in Indigo’s weekly write-in when suddenly I could hear anxiety creeping into one person’s voice: “Yeah, I’m almost done with revision, but when the book comes out, I’ll...

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Do I Really Need a Printer’s Proof?

by Jennifer Kepler, Collaborative Editor All the months of writing, revising, editing, and proofreading have come to an end, and your book is off to the printer. You can’t wait to receive a box of your books on your doorstep. How do you make sure the printed, trimmed,...

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