Monthly Archives: February 2014

Book News | Mushroom Mysteries and Other Reads

We’ve been meaning to post a note on some of the books, small press and indie-published works, that have come across our desk recently. The last day of February may be as good a time as any! Readers of Jasinda Wilder‘s deeply emotional novels may know that the third book in her The Ever Trilogy,…

Artist Showcase: Eric Heyman ~ Warped Drawings

Illustrator Eric Heyman sends us some wonderful scenes and characters, full of life and imagination, from his home in Wales. I am based in Cardiff, South Wales and, as an illustrator, am completely self-taught. I like taking things out of context and therefore I use the name Warped Drawings for my artwork. My work has…

On Being an Independent Publisher: A Chat with David Kudler of Stillpoint Digitial Press

What is an independent publisher? David Kudler, or more properly his company Stillpoint Digital Press, is one. David Kudler is a writer, audiobook narrator and an editor. He is the publisher and editor-in-chief at Stillpoint Digital Press and the recently-elected president of the Bay Area Independent Publishers Association. Since 1999, he has also overseen the…

Editor’s Notebook: Building Your Indie Publishing Team

More and more, a number of us in the self-publishing community have realized that self-publishing or indie publishing, despite its name, can, and probably should, involve more than ourselves. No matter our versatility, creating a truly polished piece of work that we can be proud of will often require expertise that we will not have…

Artist Showcase: Megan Holland

Artist Megan Holland sends us her artwork and a note from Cornwall. Beautiful and intriguing, the illustrations are filled with rich textures and patterns that involve a mixture of pencil drawings, collage, gouache, watercolors and digital design. I am a illustrator based in Cornwall, currently in my third year studying BA (Hons) Illustration at Falmouth…

Feature: A Visit with Storyteller and Artist Siu Lon Liu

Artist and storyteller Siu Lon Liu’s first picture book is Mr. Fox and the Land Below. He sends us an astounding landscape from the book and tells us a little about himself and his work.   We contacted storyteller and artist Siu Lon Liu after seeing the illustrations from his ebook Mr. Fox and the…

Artist Showcase: Wendy Caston ~ Lazy Pigeon

Artist and illustrator Wendy Caston illustrates children’s books, designs greeting cards and paints. She sends us Lazy Pigeon and news of Brother Prairie Dog. Wendy Caston has been drawing unicorns and designing greeting cards since she was a little girl. She also adores children’s books and, recently, got to live the dream when she was asked to…

Are you an Editor or Proofreader?

Our site, Inkspokes, is in the process of putting together a resource list of folks who provide editorial services for indie authors. Are you an editor, copy editor or proofreader? Did you find a grammatical mistake in this post? We would love for you to include your name on our list! Have you worked with an…