Phoenix Memorial Day Weekend Events to Inspire Every Author

Memorial Day this year is Monday, May 29th, and as our state’s official triple-digit-temperature kickoff, this three-day weekend is the perfect opportunity for local Phoenix authors to emerge from their writing caves for some pool time, sunlight, and a good […]

5 Events No Author Should Miss At This Year’s Phoenix Comicon

This year from May 25th to May 28th (Thursday through Sunday), writers, readers, and comic book fans alike will come out in droves for one of Arizona’s largest events of the year: Phoenix Comicon. This annual event in the heart […]

Indie Authors: Use This Resource to Avoid Publishing Scams

Before self-publishing through Kindle Direct Publishing, Smashwords, Createspace, Lightning Source and more became a possibility, there was one type of publishing that was surrounded by stigma: “vanity publishing” or “subsidy publishing.” A vanity press was a company that an author would […]

3 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Your Literary Agent

No one said getting your book published was easy. In fact, until the existence of self-publishing, it was one of the hardest things to do on earth (just ask any author who’s queried over 100 agents to represent their manuscript […]

3 Writing Contests Self-Published Authors Must Apply For in 2017

Writing contests aren’t just for those looking to submit short stories and poems to magazine publications anymore. With the continued evolvement of self-publishing and the rise of such e-book distributors as Amazon, Smashwords, Nook (Barnes & Noble’s distribution platform), and […]