Indie Groundbreaking Publisher

Scribe Publishing Company

by Jim Barnes / August 2019

“If I knew then what I know now, I probably wouldn’t be here, but I also wouldn’t have created the job I always wanted, where I wanted it.”

Indie Groundbreaking Bookseller

The Raven Book Store

by Jim Barnes / December 2019

“For our part, we try to level things by being really good at what we do, and really loud. So we use our platform to try to teach people what’s at stake as Amazon increases its influence and market share."

News

Students from Small Cartooning School Find Outsized Success

"Far from the large cities and cultural centers, a school with less than 40 students in rural Vermont is leaving its mark in a big way."

Feature

An Ode to the Library

by Jillian Manning / February 2020

"Libraries and bookstores are the hubs for the writing community. Libraries bring in authors for readings and lectures (and) serve as meeting places for writing groups and solo authors who need a creative setting and relative quiet."

Tech Desk

From the Tech Desk

by Craig Manning / February 2020

"Where everything from music to film to television to news media is virtually unrecognizable from where we were 10 years ago, publishing’s disruptions have not proved to be as revolutionary."

O America: Discovery in a New Land

by Jim Barnes / February 2020

"Who is calculating the future? When I raise these issues with an American, I receive a look suggesting I must be simple to challenge headlong affluence. Perhaps so, but hasty and unreckoned change is not always a salutary companion to liberty."

Features

IPPY Awards 2020: Final Entry Deadline is Feb. 22
IPPY Awards 2020: Final Entry Deadline is Feb. 22

Celebrating 24 Years of Recognizing Excellence in Independent Publishing

Want to Be a Better Writer? Read
Want to Be a Better Writer? Read

by J. Michael Dolan

IPPY Award-Winning Novelist Followed in Jack London's Footsteps

5 Ways to Overcome Writer's Wait
5 Ways to Overcome Writer's Wait

by Ellen Notbohm

Don't Let the Anxiety of Waiting Get You Down

An Ode to the Library
An Ode to the Library

by Jillian Manning / February 2020