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Cats and Books
Cats and Books
by Jillian Manning / October 2020

Famous Felines in Literature

Why are we talking about cats this month? Well, for one, my editor asked me why after a decade of writing for Independent Publisher I haven't tried to sneak in a story about cats. (As the mother of th …   read more

Which Generation Reads the Most?
Which Generation Reads the Most?
by Lachlan Brown / August 2020

COVID-19 Has Us Examining Our Reading Habits

Reading books is a fundamental part of daily life for many people.  But have you ever wondered how reading habits differ across age groups? Are younger generations reading as much as older g …   read more

20 Ways to Promote Your Book in 2020
20 Ways to Promote Your Book in 2020
by Marissa DeCuir / August 2020

COVID-19 Has Changed Many Things But Much Remains the Same

If you publish a book and no one knows about it, did you really publish a book? With more than three million books being released each year in the U.S. alone, competition is fierce. You've poured your …   read more

2020 Living Now Book Awards Results
2020 Living Now Book Awards Results

Recognizing the Year's Best Books for Better Living

Now, maybe more than most have seen in their lifetimes, we feel like we are living in constant chaos. We are all trying to deal with the “new normal” and uncertainty in many areas, includi …   read more

Writing in the Time of Coronavirus: 10 Tips
Writing in the Time of Coronavirus: 10 Tips
by Jillian Manning / September 2020

 I know I'm not the only one out there who feels the impossibility of putting pen to paper (or typing letters on a screen) these days. COVID-19 has upended our lives in so many ways, often stifli …   read more

Anatomy of an IPPY Award Winner
Anatomy of an IPPY Award Winner
by CeCe Richardson / September 2020

A Conversation with the Creators of Five Oceans and a Teaspoon

IP got the chance to speak with Warren Lehrer and Dennis Bernstein about their new book of visualized poetry, Five Oceans in a Teaspoon, which combines written poetry, visual art, animations, music, a …   read more

The ABCs of Book Marketing
The ABCs of Book Marketing
by Jim Barnes / September 2020

25 Great Tips (and One Stupid One)

Happy 25th Birthday to IPPY! And more importantly, what we are really celebrating is 25 years of award-winning, independently published books like yours!   We've learned a lot about what mak …   read more