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2022 IPPY Poetry Medalists PLUS
2022 IPPY Poetry Medalists PLUS
by Jim Barnes / June 2022

Here are 15 Great Books of Poetry

Poetry is cool again. Sure, it's always been cool, and not just the Beat poets, but old-timers like Dickinson, Frost, Whitman...their poems are cemented into American culture much the same as great wo …   read more

How a Book Award Finally Got My Memoir Noticed
How a Book Award Finally Got My Memoir Noticed
by The Rev. Marjorie Weiss

Illumination Award Winner Speaks Out

Authors hoping to become “published authors” come to know the circuitous paths that are trodden as one navigates the publishing world. Find a reputable publisher who has faith in your book …   read more

Treasured Lands, Threatened Lands
Treasured Lands, Threatened Lands
by Jim Barnes / April 2022

QT Luong and His Photographic Environmental Activism

Treasured Lands, the aptly named title of QT Luong's stunningly beautiful book of photographs featuring all of the U.S. National Parks, is a celebration of the scenic beauty of these vital, rever …   read more

First Impressions
First Impressions
by Jillian Manning

How to Write a Great First Chapter

You've written (or you're writing) a book. It is filled with tens of thousands of words, hundreds of pages, and dozens of chapters. But somehow, it's those first words, that first chapter, that make a …   read more

The Winter Wild
The Winter Wild
by Jim Barnes

Much More than a Cookbook

It's a hot, sunny day in July, just after the Summer Solstice and the longest day of the year. Even here in northern Michigan the sun's glare is too bright and it's too warm and muggy for writing …   read more

From Block of Clay to Finished Product
From Block of Clay to Finished Product
by Jillian Manning

The Role of the Developmental Editor

Here at IndependentPublisher.com, we strongly believe that all books should undergo professional editing at some stage in the writing process. The Big Five publishing houses run their manuscripts thro …   read more