The 2013 CIPA EVVY Awards competition deadline has been extended to this Thursday, March 21, 2013 to allow for your last-minute entries. Payment must be received by March 21, 2013, but there is still time to mail your book. No need to over-night the books. If you send the books using regular mail, that would
By Brian Schwartz In last month’s column, I wrote of the analogy of a farmer and how viewing yourself as one can help you stay focused in your publishing endeavors. This month, I want to ask you to put on a different hat; the hat of a hunter. We all know the reference to our
By Brian Schwartz I want to share with you an analogy that is likely familiar to most of you. As you begin to read this month’s letter, I’d like you to role play with me. Put on your farmer/gardener hat. Think of your actions as the seeds, and your book as the crop you’ve planted.
By Brian Schwartz We all make resolutions with the new year. I am sure you have made yours! Maybe you want to sell more books as an author, or a publisher. Or maybe you would like more business as a service provider. I’d like to share what I feel are the ‘power questions’ you should be
By Karen Saunders, © 2013 Do you know how to prepare a manuscript for your proofreader and/or book designer? I strongly urge self-publishers to hire a professional editor and proofreader prior to delivering a manuscript to our designer for layout. Nevertheless our team sometimes receives partial manuscripts and manuscripts that have not been proofread or formatted
As of January 1, 2012, the CIPA affiliate membership group of She Writes Steamboat has been renamed to We Write Steamboat. This change has been made to encourage an increased participation of male independent publishers to attend the monthly meet-up group. The group meets the third Tuesday of every month at 350 South Lincoln Avenue