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.

The Story Behind the Book

By Linda Atwell, Indigo client and author of Loving Lindsey How did I happen to end up writing a book? My typical response has been: Lindsey gives me stories. And although that is true (there are several other reasons as well), I say in my disclaimer: When my kids...

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Returning to Your Manuscript After a Break

We've been working on a new series of video tips to help our clients overcome fear or overwhelm at various points in the writing and publishing process. Click the image below to watch our first video on returning to your manuscript after taking a break: [youtube...

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AWP 2017 Roundup

By Olivia M. Croom, Collaborative Designer Last month I attended my fifth Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference, better known as AWP (yes, AWP not AWWP). This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of the conference, and it returned to its roots in...

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3 Things That Kept Me on the Path to Publication

By Vinnie Kinsella, Publications Consultant Last year I went from having zero books on bookstore shelves to having two of them for sale. As a lifelong lover of books, it’s a wonderful feeling for me to know that someone can walk into their favorite bookstore and ask,...

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6 Ways to Spread Literary Goodness

2016 was quite a year, and amid all of the stressors, personal losses, and national strife, we at Indigo have chosen to focus on all the good in the world and ways we can be a part of it. You, our community, are a critical part of our well-being and joy, and we invite...

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To Swag or Not to Swag? Marketing Materials Are the Question

by Olivia M. Croom, Cover and Graphic Designer How many times have you met someone and wished you had a way to give them your contact information? How many times have you met someone and thought, I bet they would really like my book? Business cards are standard for...

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A Leg Up: 4 Easy Ways to Support Authors

by Ali Shaw, Executive Editor “Books are the material evidence that remind us we know how to think and feel.” Lidia Yuknavitch, best-selling author and founder of Corporeal Writing, said that at last weekend’s PNBA trade show in Tacoma, Washington, and I couldn’t...

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DON’T PANIC*

by Laura Garwood, Collaborative Editor Developmental editing is fun! I love reading and solving the complex problems presented by the manuscript. And often, especially once they’ve had time to process and start in, authors love receiving these edits. But at...

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