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.

And I Quote… Wait, Did They Really Say That?

By Jenn Kepler, Collaborative Editor You found it. A quotation that eloquently conveys the mood or theme of your book. And a well-known person said it—even better. You Google the quotation and see it appears on several websites, so you feel confident using it in your...

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Power Outages

As much of Portland is without power (including heat, internet, and the ability to charge computers and phones) due to the recent storm, we ask for your patience while some of our team members may be unable to respond to emails and phone calls for a few days. And...

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The Elephant in the Room: Does COVID-19 Belong in Art?

By Jenny Kimura, Collaborative Designer As we in the publishing industry enter into a new year like no other, it’s worth taking a step back and considering how the events of the past year have changed our creative processes, and how COVID-19 has left its mark already...

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New Year, New Publishing Goals!

by Ali Shaw, Executive Editor If gaining a contract to publish your book traditionally is a resolution for you this New Year, then a roundup of new imprints, publishers, and agencies may be just the tool you need. It’s over at the Hot Sheet, which delivers publishing...

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COVID Fatigue Got Your Tongue? 3 Tips to Start Writing Again

By Ali Shaw, Executive Editor So frequently these days, I hear from clients and writer friends that they feel stuck. The book they were happily working on for the past few years got put on hold in March or April, like so much of our lives did at the beginning of the...

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Version Control Freak

by Laura Garwood, Collaborative Editor The editing process can be hard. You’ve sent your hard work away for someone else to look at and work on, and you are just left to wait it out. I hope they like it. If you are like a lot of people, you second-guess yourself. Oof,...

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Please Judge the Book by Its Cover

By Olivia Croom Hammerman, Collaborative Designer The book-cover design process can feel intimidating. After all, as an author, you’re a wordsmith and (most likely) not a graphic designer. Once you’ve reached the point of being ready to hire a cover designer, you’ve...

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Black Lives Matter

By Ali Shaw, Founder and Executive Editor At Indigo, it is and has always been our goal is to be inclusive and create a safe space for all authors. With the national conversation over the past month, it’s clear that Black people in American society—and Black people in...

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