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 […]

3 Author Events in Phoenix for the Spring of 2017

It’s that time again! We haven’t written a post on upcoming reading, writing, and author events throughout Arizona in a while, so we figured it would be a nice time to spread the word on where to “get your write […]

3 Tips from a Published Author on Handling Book Reviews

Writing is most often a solitary endeavor, and it can feel isolating to sit at a computer or typewriter, drafting, revising, and proofreading a manuscript that you have no idea whether readers will enjoy. Even more terrifying, perhaps, is the […]