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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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 or, 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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Writing a Gripping Utopia

by Arwen Spicer, Author and Guest Contributor In today’s increasingly dystopian reality, readers are hungry for hope, so it’s not surprising utopian fiction is making a comeback. But just what makes a good utopian story, a delight the reader will still think about...

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