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...

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...

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,...

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...

Sensitivity Reading: What Is It?

Guest Post by Viveca Shearin So, picture this: you’re a person of color reading a book. All is well. You have your favorite cup of coffee and some snacks nearby, you’re snuggled on your bed, and nothing can stop you from reading. Until you come across a scene in said...