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Brooke Warner, June 2017
Judge a Book on Its Merit, Not Its Publishing Model »

PUBLISHED JUNE 2017 By Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press & SparkPress You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the publishing industry who disagrees with the sentiment that a book should be judged on its merit. And yet, the industry promotes an environment in which books are instead judged on how they get published. Authors …

Brooke Warner, October 2016
5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Growing My Press to More than 200 Titles in 4 Years »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2016 by Brooke Warner, President, Warner Coaching Inc. Most independent publishers today get on the path to publishing by bringing their own book into the world. Then, having written and been published, they become an author, but something else too: an expert. There’s a beauty and a burden that comes with this role …

Brooke Warner, April 2016
How to Stoke the Independent Revolution »

PUBLISHED APRIL 2016 by Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press Recently, I had dinner with several publishing colleagues. We were an industry mash-up: a traditional publisher, two independent publishers, two booksellers, an agent, a publicist, and a reporter. The conversation about the indie publishing landscape was largely encouraging, but a few disparaging comments about self-publishing …

Brooke Warner, October 2015
The POD Putdown and Ways to Fight Back »

PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2015 by Brooke Warner, President, Warner Coaching, Inc. When and why did “print-on-demand” become a synonym for “self-published”? The cynical among us may even ask when and why “print on demand” became a putdown for “self-published.” Print-on-demand (POD) is a term for a printing process that can produce one copy or several or …

Brooke Warner, March 2015
My Distribution Discoveries »

In 2012, I launched She Writes Press with a fairly simple idea in mind. I envisioned curating manuscripts and basing decisions about which books to publish solely on the merits of the writing. During my eight-year tenure as executive editor at Seal Press prior to that, I’d witnessed, and become tired of, publishers’ increasing emphasis …

Brooke Warner, February 2014
Partnership Publishing: The Continuing (and Controversial) Revolution »

Partnership Publishing: The Continuing (and Controversial) Revolution February 2014 by Brooke Warner In 2012, when I co-founded She Writes Press with Kamy Wicoff (founder of the social networking site SheWrites.com), we thought “hybrid publishing” best described what we were doing. Like others in the in-between space, we’re neither a traditional press nor a self-publisher. Our authors …

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