May 2021 - All About Outlines

Meet Gail Carriger

Featured Author: Gail Carriger

Gail Carriger writes great heroines. With thirteen New York Times bestsellers, over a million books in print, and her Parasol Protectorate Series optioned for animation, it was a natural fit

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OPINION:

From the Industry
Alice Briggs

OP-ED: Why a Magazine?

One of the best things about the indie author community is that it is first and foremost a community. It’s unique because in the strictest sense, we aren’t competing with

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Dear Indie Annie

Conflicted in Calgary Writes…

Dear Indie Annie,I’ve been working on my story for a while now, and at first I really loved it. Lately though, I’m starting to wonder if it’s any good. I know I’ll need an editor, but should I just give up on it? How do I know if my story is worth finishing?Thanks,Conflicted in Calgary Dear Conflicted, We are rarely …

Dictionary Success Magnified

Defining Success

Many of us write because we love to write; it’s our outlet that keeps us sane. Publishing is a by-product that becomes our businesses to pay for our writing habits.

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Wide Vs. Exclusive: Which Is For You?

“Should you go wide?” is one of the most popular questions in Indie publishing. “Wide” publishing means offering your ebook(s) in as many channels, languages, countries, and formats as you

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mysterious woman holding a fan black and white

De-Mystery-fying Tropes

A mystery is a crime or puzzle that must be solved by the end of the story. It is critical to reader expectation and satisfaction that the culprit is discovered,

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Ten Tips: Instagram

Used correctly, Instagram is a powerful tool that can help elevate your career. There are many ways for you to optimise your Instagram as an author. Here, we provide the

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The Creative Penn

Hosted by Joanna Penn A weekly podcast that includes interviews, inspiration, and information on writing and creativity, publishing options, book marketing, and creative entrepreneurship. https://thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/

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Wish I’d Known Then…

Hosted by Jami Albright and Sara Rosett Being an indie author is more than knowing the latest marketing trend, it’s about being innovative and creative and learning from your mistakes.

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The Author Arena

Hosted by Fatima Fayez, Merri Maywether, Paddy Finn Three authors from three different genres come together to share the tools indie authors use in the self-publishing arena.

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From the Desk of: Robyn Sarty

The Start of Our Story When Chelle Honiker and Alice Briggs first presented the notion of a magazine dedicated to the independent author community, I sat there like the little

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