Some of you may have noticed the links for the Book Friends Bookshop have been missing for a while. Due to continuing technical difficulties, I’ve had to suspend the bookshop. I may reinstate it at some point but unfortunately, I don’t have time for it right now. However, the books are still there and can be found by typing the title or author into the search field on my sidebar. New books featured on this site will continue to have their own pages added to the bookshop so readers can still find them here. This includes books in the Independent Publishers Gallery and the slideshow on my sidebar for new summer reads by my online and IRL friends.
Independent Publishers Gallery Updates
Elva Resa Publishing from Minnesota specializes in books for military families, and their mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives. Their book that is featured in the gallery is THE WISHING TREE.
Snowy Wings Press is an author cooperative from Oregon. Their featured books is THE FALLING. If you click on the book’s image, the link will take you to a page for that book. A link to the publisher is at the bottom of that page.
Please visit the conference pages on the menu bar links to read more about these new additions:
SEPTEMBER 14-15: SCBWI NORTHERN OHIO REGIONAL CONFERENCE, ELYRIA, OH
OCTOBER 10-14: BIG CHILL RETREAT, CANTON, MS
OCTOBER 19-20: MID-ATLANTIC FALL CONFERENCE, DULLES, VA
OCTOBER 26-28: FALLING LEAVES MASTERCLASS RETREAT, SILVER BAY, NY
NOVEMBER 2-4: SCBWI INLAND NORTHWEST RETREAT, NEWPORT, WA
NOVEMBER 9-11: KAUAI WRITERS CONFERENCE, LIHUE, KAUAI, HI
I’m sorry for the delay in posting, but I’m still updating the conference and workshop pages almost daily. Since I haven’t been posting every Tuesday, I’ve added page updates to my RSS feed so you can get the info as soon as I post it. If you find these updates annoying, please let me know.
We’ve got one new publisher added to the Independent Publisher Gallery: TEXAS: Lone Star Publishing. Their featured book, AMAZING TEXAS GIRLS, is by SCBWI-Houston’s founder and favorite member, Mary Dodson Wade. If you click on the image in the gallery, it will take you to a page for that book. The publisher’s link is listed at the bottom of the book’s page. More coming soon!
About five years ago, I started listing conferences for self-published authors. It was exciting to see great events being planned with outstanding speakers on all the different topics that go into successful self-publishing. So I was dismayed when these events collapsed, one after another, due to lack of interest. I dropped the page for a while, but brought it back some months (years?) later after attending an independent author event by the Houston Writers Guild. It was a fantastic event with great attendance, and that gave me hope that this page could be resurrected. The past year has seen more and more such events being offered and even better, being attended! I am happy to say this week we’ve got four new listings for Indie Publishing Conferences. I don’t know how the first one slipped by me for so long, especially since it’s kinda in my own backyard. Head over to the Indie Publishing Conferences page for the links and more info.
APRIL 6-7: IBPA PUBLISHING UNIVERSITY, AUSTIN, TX
MAY 4-6: SELL MORE BOOKS SHOW SUMMIT, CHICAGO, IL
AUGUST 9-12: INDIE BOOKFEST, ORLANDO, FL
SEPTEMBER 26-30: NOVELISTS INC. CONFERENCE, ST PETERSBURG, FL
Sometimes it can be a bit tricky to figure out which category best suits a particular writing event. I’ve listed this one, which features James Scott Bell, Doanld Maass, and Janice Hardy, under Retreats & Writing Workshops:
AUGUST 9-11: 10MINCON, CINCINNATTI, OH
And this one, which I’ve heard is nearly sold out:
APRIL 14: MICHIGAN WRITERS CONFERENCE, DETROIT, MI
OCTOBER 18-21: FLORIDA WRITERS ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, ORLANDO, FL
Since my last post, I’ve added three publishers to the Independent Press Gallery. If you click on an image in the gallery, it will take you to a page for that book. The publishers link is listed at the bottom of the book’s page. More coming soon!