Features

The Problem with Platform
The Problem with Platform
by Jillian Bergsma Manning / August 2016

How Much Does Social Media Really Matter?

I recently saw a tweet (see—social media!) from a writer attending a conference. This writer reported a panelist from a Big Five house said they now give their authors a social media grade. Soun …   read more

Four Reasons Hybrid Publishing Worked for Me
Four Reasons Hybrid Publishing Worked for Me
by Barbara Stark-Nemon / August 2016

An IPPY Winner Shares Her Experience

Note: This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post blog.My publisher recently celebrated a marker birthday and I was offered the opportunity to send a message about why I love her. That's r …   read more

The Anatomy of a Best-Selling Book
The Anatomy of a Best-Selling Book
by Brendan Brown / August 2016

An Infographic

The idea that there are common threads running through bestselling books, beyond just a gripping plot, is certainly tantalizing. Are there commonalities in content, marketing, or design that can …   read more

Six Things I Never Thought Id Be Doing as a Result of Having Written a Book
Six Things I Never Thought Id Be Doing as a Result of Having Written a Book
by Claudia Six, PhD / August 2016

From TEDx to Learning to Wear Makeup

The thing about writing a book is that you then have to market it. Once the teeth gnashing, hand wringing, and hours spent in the chair typing are over, you have to tell the world about your book.I, l …   read more

Coming this Month
Coming this Month
by Lauren White / August 2016

Notable August Indie Book Releases

Each month, our editors choose several notable books released from indie presses and self-publishers.Check out our top picks for the best new releases from indie presses this August - a mix of fiction …   read more

Introducing the Water Cooler
Introducing the Water Cooler
August 4, 2016

Our Weekly News Round-Up

Introducing “The Water Cooler,” our new weekly digest of articles from around the web that our editors feel are of interest to members of the independent publishing community. While we val …   read more

2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results
2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results
20th Annual Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing

Congratulations and sincere thanks to the independent authors and publishers who participated in our 20th annual, 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards contest.Here are the gold, silver and bronze me …   read more

2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Regional & Ebook Results
2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards Regional & Ebook Results
20th Annual Awards

Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing

Here are the results of the 2016 Independent Publisher Regional and Ebook Awards, presented to the year's best titles published in these important and growing divisions of independent publishing.Liste …   read more

Announcing the 2016 Outstanding Books of the Year
Announcing the 2016 Outstanding Books of the Year
20th Annual Awards

Recognizing the Daring Spirit of Independent Authors and Publishers

For 33 years our mission at Independent Publisher has been to recognize and encourage the work of publishers who exhibit the courage and creativity necessary to take chances, break new ground, and bri …   read more

2016 Illumination Awards Results
2016 Illumination Awards Results
3rd Annual Awards

Shining a Light on Exemplary Christian Books

Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the Third Annual Illumination Book Awards. The awards are designed to honor and bring increased recognition to the year's best new titles written and …   read more

Announcing the 2016 Axiom Business Book Awards Results
Announcing the 2016 Axiom Business Book Awards Results
9th Annual Awards

Recognizing and Promoting the World's Best Business Titles

Congratulations to the medalists in the 2016 Axiom Business Book Awards!In August of 2007, Jenkins Group launched the Axiom Awards, “designed to honor the year's best business books and their au …   read more