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Resolutions for an Indie Publisher »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens, Merge Publishing — As we embark on a new year with promises of health and diet, there are a few resolutions for an indie publisher to keep that may help in the coming year. Stay Connected with Readers Do you know what your readers want? Wait a second, do you …

Ways to Create Happy Authors »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens, Merge Publishing — I went to a library book signing for an author I published to show support. As we stacked her books on the table and surveyed the area and the crowd it occurred to me how many publishers do not join more authors to functions such as these. …

Spring Time for Publishers: Looking at Conferences »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens — Now that winter is over, many writers and publishers look forward to the year ahead with a fresh spirit. Joining others in the publishing world can bring new energy, opportunities, and get you out of the office! Traveling to a new locale to join or attend a conference can be …

Fishing For the Next Big Book »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens — Searching for the right manuscript to publish can be frustrating and can lead to many rejected queries. Similar to fisherman, publishers research where the best fish are, cast their poles, and wait- a process that ultimately leaves many publishers jaded. Here’s some advice you can use when fishing for your next …

A Writer’s Time in The New Year »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens — Time is the quintessential challenge every writer faces at some point in his or her life. For those of us that consider ourselves both writers and publishers, we can often feel time is the enemy and time management impossible. Between our responsibilities as publishers and all of the other tasks …

Staying Away From Trends »

(BLOG POST) by Don Stevens — Finding a good story, whether fiction or non-fiction, and selling it to the right audience is what all independent publishers hope to achieve. While some trends come and go, selling the right story at the right time is not just luck; it takes much research and planning to release a …

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