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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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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Why Bookshop Is Amazing

by Bailey Potter, Collaborative Editor There are a number of reasons why the online book retailer Bookshop.org is amazing, but the top reason to love buying books from them is to support (more than 1,400) indie bookstores, which is why they started as a business in...

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Five Things I Wish I Had Known about Book Design

by Jenny Kimura, Collaborative Designer When people ask me what I do for a living and I say, “Designing books,” many people are excited—after all, it seems like a glamorous job for people who love art. And it is! Getting to do my dream job is truly a dream come true....

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