Indie Groundbreaking Bookseller

Mystery Lovers Bookshop

by Kathleen Shoop / April 2019

"One surprise for us was learning how much readers and authors drove the things that happen with the store. It’s important for authors to create and maintain networks with readers. Mystery Lovers provides a space to do that."

Indie Groundbreaking Publisher

Allworth Press at 30

by Jim Barnes / April 2019

"Being a small press and a start-up was challenging, especially as the publishing landscape was transformed by the digital revolution (in both production and ebooks), Amazon, the collapse of most of the independent booksellers, and the issue of whether the physical book would soon be deceased."

Indie Groundbreaking Book

The Heart’s Necessities: Life in Poetry

by Jim Barnes / May 2019

"Huleatt felt that a poet’s biography, mixed with thoughts from a contemporary voice, would resonate with younger people – especially women – who ask the same questions Clement asked in her poems: Who am I? What is love? What is faith? How do I deal with loss and death? What are my creative efforts worth?"

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How to Self Publish Your Book

by Jim Barnes / July 2019

"If you want to be successful at self-publishing—not just making a book but making sales—then you have to be prepared to shoulder all manner of responsibility in order to reach your goal."

Tech Desk

From the Tech Desk

by Craig Manning / July 2019

"Publishing is weighted either toward existing industry insiders or toward the wealthy and the privileged; it is weighted away from the less advantaged. Could Kickstarter help solve that problem?"

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Introducing Rhodes & Easton Reviews

"(Reviewers) are dedicated book lovers who read each work start to finish to fully experience it. Authors will get the honest appraisal from a professional as they deserve."

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On the Hummus Route

by Jim Barnes / July 2019

"A Palestinian, a Lebanese, and an Israeli walk into a bar…” This is not the beginning of a joke, but the start of a true story..."

Book Review

Deros: A Father Jake Austin Mystery

John A. Vanek

"His choice of a real location, namely Oberlin, is perfect because of its absorbing town-and-gown (town-and-college) history with the Underground Railroad and its cryptic tales of secret passages."

Features

10 Years of “Book Smarts
10 Years of “Book Smarts"

by Jillian Manning / June 2019

Yale Publishing Course Celebrates Its Tenth Birthday

How to Self Publish Your Book
How to Self Publish Your Book

by Jim Barnes / July 2019

New Guide to Writing, Editing, Marketing & Selling Your Own Book

Introducing Rhodes & Easton Reviews
Introducing Rhodes & Easton Reviews

Jenkins Group offers online, paid review service

On the Hummus Route
On the Hummus Route

by Jim Barnes / July 2019

A utopian journey between cities, people, and dreams