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.

That Is Not the Editor You Are Looking For

by Laura Garwood Do you know that words starting with a prefix, like mini-, over-, non-, or -, are generally closed compounds? Well, neither does your computer. Thus, if you write superpowerful, precourse, noninfrastructure, or preincident in a book manuscript, your...

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Join Us for Indigo’s Writers Happy Hour in Sacramento

Join Indigo's Laura Garwood and other writers for happy hour and lively conversation. Sunday, February 17, 3–4:30 p.m. at Bella Bru 5038 Fair Oaks Blvd. Carmichael, CA 95608 RSVP on Meetup here.  Sign up for our newsletter to stay in the loop about more writing events...

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Sometimes the Book Is Just the Beginning

by Paul Gerald, author of The Groundhopper’s Guide to Soccer in England I had no idea my new book was going to become the hub of a new business. I simply started where I always do with my book ideas: at the intersection of what I know about, what I enjoy doing, what...

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6 Ways to Shop Book Smart This Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from Indigo! We wish you and your loved ones peace, comfort, good food, stability, and lots of great books. If it’s on your holiday list to support your loved ones’ pursuit of the perfectly filled bookshelf, then we’re right there with you! Here are...

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The Steps to Book Publishing

by Ali Shaw “I have a completed manuscript. Now what?” It’s a common occurrence for authors to come to us knowing they want help to publish well—whether independently or traditionally—but they feel unsure of the steps that go into publishing at a professional level....

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3 Tips to Get Yourself into the Marketing Mindset

by Susan DeFreitas For many debut authors, so much work goes into writing their book—and, for self-publishing authors, editing, designing, producing, and distributing it—that marketing is an afterthought. But in a world where well over a million new books are...

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Track Changes Tutorial

Through being an editor for more than twelve years, Laura Garwood has learned most of Microsoft Word the hard way. She is therefore quite good at helping with problems and mistakes without judgment.

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