Article Category - "Editorial"


Independent Articles
Deb Vanasse, July/August 2018
Diversity Resources To Connect Authors from Underrepresented Communities with Publishers »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2018 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Below, you’ll find a helpful list of programs and initiatives that connect authors from underrepresented communities with publishers. Authors from underrepresented communities want to be heard. Publishers want to help them find an audience. By offering awards, mentorships, scholarships, and grants, as well as …

Deb Vanasse, July/August 2018
Getting There: Why Indie Publishers are Well-Positioned to Satisfy the Need for Diverse Voices »

PUBLISHED JULY/AUGUST 2018 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Are independent publishers making strides toward engaging more diverse audiences? IBPA asked a sample of IBPA Benjamin Franklin Award™-winning authors and publishers to weigh in on diversity and inclusion in the publishing industry. Here’s what they had to say. Goodreads, Kirkus Reviews, and The …

Michael A. Ferro , March/April 2018
Independent’s Day: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Indie Publishers »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2018 by Michael A. Ferro, Author, TITLE 13 — A debut literary fiction author assesses his options and decides to publish with an independent publisher “The easiest thing to do in this world is getting your novel published,” said no one ever. (OK, well, perhaps John Grisham says it when he’s sharing tapas …

Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, March/April 2018
Editorial Solutions to Public Relations Problems »

PUBLISHED MARCH/APRIL 2018 by Ebonye Gussine Wilkins, Founder, August Rose Press — Public relations are just that: how you deal with the public at large with respect to your work. In indie publishing, we’ve been able to take control of our own narratives and release books into the world that may otherwise have not seen …

Roy M. Carlisle, January/February 2018
17th Edition of the CMOS Reaffirms its Relevance »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 by Roy M. Carlisle, Acquisitions Director, Independent Institute — No one should underestimate the powers of discernment belonging to Russel David Harper, the more-than-capable “principal reviser” of the new 17th Edition of the Chicago Manual of Style. Writing in his preface, he says, after alluding to major shifts happening in the modern …

Brooke Warner, January/February 2018
Tracking the Wins: Looking Back on 10 Years of Independent Publishing »

PUBLISHED JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2018 by Brooke Warner, Publisher, She Writes Press — In 2007, an aspiring author reached out to me to ask for support in self-publishing her book. I was still working in traditional publishing at the time, but I’d started to consult on the side. She was adamantly indie, wanting to forego the traditional …

Deb Vanesse, December 2017
Freelance Editors: Find and Cultivate Top-Notch Talent »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Deb Vanasse, Reporter, IBPA Independent magazine — Publishers must understand the nuances of editing, search for the right talent, and foster good relationships to reap the benefits of a perfect editorial fit. Within the past decade, market changes have created a healthy supply of freelance editorial talent. But in the wide-open …

Belinda Pollard, December 2017
Why Are Book Editors So Expensive? »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Belinda Pollard, Publishing Consultant — An editor and author break down the two main reasons why the cost of editing services is so high. I’m going to let you in on a secret. Book editors are expensive. And, yes, I am one of them, but I’m also a writer. Every time …

Scott Berkun, December 2017
Don’t Be Precious (with Your Ideas) »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Scott Berkun, Author/Speaker — Three magic words for people who create things are: Don’t be precious. Being precious means you’re behaving as if the idea you’re working on is the most important thing in the history of the universe. It means you’ve lost perspective and can’t see the work objectively anymore. …

Sandra Wendel, December 2017
Editing: An Example of Doing Whatever It Takes »

PUBLISHED DECEMBER 2017 by Sandra Wendel, Author and Editor — When prospective authors ask me what it will take to edit their manuscripts, I think back to one particular story, and I say: “Whatever it takes to get your story out of your head and into print.” Sometimes it takes a lot more than commas …

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