Tag Archive | indie authors

A Fiction Author at Master Gardener Conference

Because my books have a gardening theme, I often attend garden & foodie events, as well as trade shows large and small. This is a no-brainer for non-fiction titles. My book series, Seed Savers, however, is fiction. It’s always a bit of a challenge to get passers-by to realize the books are fiction, despite my […]

Review of Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner

In April I attended the IBPA PubU in Portland. More about that event here.  Included in our free tote bag with the regular goodies of pens, notepads, etc., was the book, Green-Light Your Book by Brooke Warner of She Writes Press. I read the book pretty quickly, but unfortunately didn’t write the review right away. […]

IBPA Publishing University: A Great Conference Experience

The 2017 IBPA Publishing University (PubU) just concluded and I’m already looking forward to next year! For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, I’ll do my best to explain. (A couple of months ago I didn’t know anything about it, either.) IBPA stands for the Independent Book Publishers Association. Although I’ve […]

#PoweredByIndie

Amazon has deemed October the month to celebrate Indie writers/publishers. Libraries across the country will be celebrating the FIRST ANNUAL Indie Author Day on October 8. So never mind that Wikipedia doesn’t have a page for Indie Author or Indie Publishing. Or maybe I should say “not yet.” All month, Indies are invited to share […]

Authors, Talk About Your Book on Speak Up Talk Radio

Recently I had the opportunity to talk about my book series, Seed Savers, with Pat Rullo of Speak Up Talk Radio. I don’t completely understand the radio network thing, but they have an entire section on guest interviews, and most of the recent interviewees have been authors. The interview was easy to set up and cost […]

Read Across America Day — Go Indie!

For Dr. Seuss Day, why not try some Indie books? Below are five suggestions with links to their Amazon pages where you can read all about them! These books are listed primarily as middle grade (grades 6-8). 1. Treasure (Seed Savers) by S. Smith — speculative fiction, garden theme 2. The Candle Star (Divided Decade […]

10 Ways to Thank Your Favorite Indie Author at Christmas or Any Time

1. Mention their name/book when someone asks “What are you reading?” 2. Add their book(s) to Goodreads groups and lists. 3. Buy and give their books as gifts to people on your Christmas list. 4. Request your local library get their books. 5. If children/youth books, tell your child’s teacher/librarian/PTA about the books. 6. Suggest […]