Highlighting the best independent publications in fiction and non-fiction. Your new favorite author is right here.

Open Blog Weekend: Don’t Crack Under Pressure by Jan M. Leotti

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Part I: Your Publishing Team Assembling a publishing team for your first novel is a daunting task, but once you’ve …

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Open Blog Weekend: Online Dating Sucks, Chapter 10 by John Gavin

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My columns are written for all my readers – usually. But sometimes I get a little personal (and a little …

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Open Blog Weekend: Would you mind if I left now? by Tom Palfirey

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I’m going to broach a subject now and I’d like if before I do you put down any sharp objects …

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Open Blog Weekend: [Poem] Outcomes Don’t Belong To Me by Bobby Oliveira

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I showed up at the appointed time In the appointed place Not really expecting much Most can’t get out of …

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Open Blog Weekend: Why Authors Need to Stop Blaming the Self-Publishing Industry and Own the Process by Dee Lockett

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The last few years have proven difficult for self-publishing. Just troll any blog, LinkedIn group or GoodReads thread. Self-publishing authors …

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Open Blog Weekend: 15 Tips For Getting Book Reviews by Suanne Laqueur

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“How in hell have you gotten so many people to review your book?” a fellow newbie author asked me. “Tell …

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Open Blog Weekend: The Man Who Cures by Brian Guthrie

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A young man’s face appears on the screen.  Soft gray eyes surrounded by sharp features stare out.  A sweeping nose …

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Guest Post: Urban Fantasy Romance by Naomi Clark

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I suppose one of the key themes you might expect in urban fantasy nowadays is a good romance. Whether it’s …

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Guest Post: The Power of Imagination by Kevin J Villeneuve

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We can all admit that throughout our childhood we consistently surrendered to daydreaming- that time and space where nothing else …

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The Great Big Showcase Open Blog Weekend… With Prizes!

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It’s been a little over 14 months since we launched. Yes, we know you’ve all been counting! We are trying …

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I’ve Just Published My Book. Now What? by Nicholas Rossis

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I Just Published my Book. Now What? First of all, congratulations! You’re now a published author – and don’t let …

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Guest Post: Six Failproof Tips Guaranteed to get you signed by a Literary Agent. Probably. By Richard Hennerley

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In the days when I (naively) still entertained hope that a literary agent somewhere might be interested in my work …

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Short Story: The Swallow Places by Kyle Brown

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Active interests include: economics, and she’s pretty great in that class, but she’s quiet and doesn’t tell anybody. She’s transferred …

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Short Story: The Birth of Rumplestiltskin III by Kevin Kauffmann

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Rumplestiltskin III didn’t come into being like the Spectres of the Wretched Keep, coalescing into existence from the silken fog, …

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Guest Post: Pianists and Accompanists by Susan Moore Jordan

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It would be nice to think that the word “accompanist” no longer carries with it the suggestion of a second …

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Guest Post: Odyssey of the Abecedarian by Steve Dullum

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If you’re reading this, then you may be wondering how I ended up with a novel for sale. And if …

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WATCH YOUR BACK, A ROGUISH ANTHOLOGY IS LOOSE

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Blackguards, Assassins, Mercenaries, and Rogues Are Raiding Kickstarter Monday, September 1, 2014—Crestview Hills, KY—After a whirlwind couple of days, Ragnarok …

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Guest Post: My 4 Golden Rules of Writing by Nicholas Rossis

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My 4 Golden Rules of Writing I’ve been wanting to write this post for a while now. The main reason …

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Guest Post: Creating Characters That Drive Your Story by K.C. Berg

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Who doesn’t love a good story?  Through the magic of books, we can witness epic battles, visit faraway lands, and …

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Guest Post: Writing Rebellious by J.L. Murray

J.L. Murray

Every writer knows that there is a set of rules we are supposed to adhere to if our books are …

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