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Book Whisperers: Basics of Creating a Social Media Plan

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Ask the Book WhisperersRona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona and Mellisa answer…

Book Whisperers: Never Sell Again ~ The Power of Platform

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Rona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona and Mellisa answer questions or address…

Book Whisperers: 5 Business Skill Sets for Successful Book Sales

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Rona Gofstein and Mellisa Sherlin are best-selling authors who write but also understand the business of writing. Founders of the Writers Business School, the two are book whisperers of sorts. They teach authors about the business of books. In this column, Ask the Book Whisperers: Business Tips for Authors, Rona and Mellisa answer questions or address…

KidLit Joy Holiday $500 Giveaway Raffle Starts November 15

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Collaboration is inspiration. As thanks to our readers and boosters, we are joining with a group of KidLit creatives in holding a Holiday $500 Raffle Giveaway that will run from November 15, 2016 to December 15, 2016. One lucky participant will win an Amazon eGift card for US$500. That should help with your holiday gift-giving…

Meet the Book Whisperers: Mellisa Sherlin and Rona Gofstein of Writers Business School

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I bumped into Mellisa Sherlin and Rona Gofstein at a publishers’ conference a few weeks ago. It was early fall, a weekend mixed with wind, rain and sparkling book publishing conversations. The conference was organized by the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE), and it gathered together bright lights among independently published authors, small presses,…

Increasing Visibility with Book Awards: An Interview with Lauren White from Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards

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One of the critical problems that indie authors and small press publishers continue to face is the issue of visibility for their books. How do we make our books more visible to potential readers and purchasers of books? This is a problem especially in an industry flooded with both traditionally-published and indie-published books and where…

Inkspokes Select Books Award Winners Announced

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We are honored to announce the first group of books being awarded the Inkspokes Select Books Award! The award recognizes well-written books published by indie authors and small presses that express originality, spunk and freshness – the types of books that make us excited about reading again. Some of these books were submitted in our…

Inkspokes Select Books 2015 Submissions Period Begins

Inkspokes Select Book Awards ~ General Information

Reading Palooza: A Call to Authors and IllustratorsWe are embarking on an exciting project that may be of interest to our author and artist community. Over the next few months, we are planning on reading books published by indie authors and small presses with the goal of including a selected number of them in a…

Holiday Art and Book Fair

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Welcome! Visit with artists, authors and friends! Click on the merchant’s booth to see more information. Find free items, find a book, look around. Post a comment below and you will be entered into our holiday fair raffle. Click on the Inkspokes booth below or here for more information about the Holiday Fair. Thank you…

Inkspokes Indie Author Resource Pages

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We wanted to take a moment to remind our indie authors of the resource pages we have been developing over the last months. If you are looking for an illustrator, browse through our Artist Showcases. Contact information for each of the illustrators can be found generally at the end of the showcase. Are you in…

Telling a Story: A Chat with Voice Actor Jill Cofsky

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Those of us lucky enough may remember back to a time when we were small and someone read or told us a story that left us in a state of wonder. We may remember the rise and fall of the storyteller’s voice, the gleam in the eyes and the larger-than-life grin or grimace on the storyteller’s face. For…