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Indie Pub 101: Sales Channels

Sales Channels is part of the Indie Pub 101 resource. This section walks authors through how and where to sell their product. Visit the Indie Pub 101 main page here. Vendors and Distributors As a self-published author, it is your responsibility to upload your book to one or more vendors and distributors. Vendors are your direct […]

Indie Pub 101: Making the Book

 Making the Book is part of the Indie Pub 101 resource. This section delves into the nuance of turning written text into an actual product. Visit the Indie Pub 101 main page here. Introduction to Making the Book Self-publishing is a long road filled with pitfalls, but also full of adventure and excitement! Fortunately, it’s not a […]

We Hope You’ll Remember SFWA this Giving Tuesday!

In the final months of 2023, as we reflect on the challenges we’ve faced and successes we’ve achieved this past year, our attention also turns towards 2024. But in order to plan and imagine our best paths possible as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we absolutely need your help this Giving Tuesday and we sincerely hope […]

Championing SFF Storytellers at 2,500 Members and Beyond!

Our membership numbers have steadily grown over the past decade, and we’re excited to announce that this year, SFWA has reached over 2,500 members! We hope you’ll celebrate this exciting milestone with us, as it demonstrates not only growth in our organization, but also touches upon what it truly means to be a SFWA member.  […]

SFWA October 2022 SciFi StoryBundle Submission Call: Full Guidelines

The SFWA Independent Authors Committee is seeking novel submissions for our science fiction StoryBundle to be released next spring. Submissions will be accepted through October 31, 2022, at 11:59pm Eastern Time. This is a great chance for independent and small press authors to gain more exposure and sell more books. We welcome submissions of indie […]

SFWA Fantasy StoryBundle Submissions Call Now Open

As of May 11, 2022, the SFWA Independent Authors Committee is seeking novel submissions for our next fantasy StoryBundle to be released this fall. Submissions will be accepted through May 30, 2022 at 11:59pm Eastern Time. This is a great chance for independent and small press authors to gain more exposure and sell more books. […]

SFWA and Independent Writers, Part One: History of the Organization

As part of a Twitter conversation, one of my favorite gamewriters, Ken St. Andre, suggested I write up something about SFWA and independent writers that goes into enough detail that people can understand why — or why not — they might want to join. This is part one of a multi-part series that will talk about some of the history behind the decision, and in this first part I want to talk about the organization prior to admitting independent writers.

Fake Jared And His Friends: Author Solutions’ Misleading PR Strategies

In my recent blog post on Pearson’s acquisition of self-publishing giant Author Solutions Inc., I posed several questions that I hope Pearson will consider as it integrates ASI with Penguin Group. One of these was whether ASI will start being more transparent in its advertising and PR. I’d like to go a little bit more into detail on what I mean.

Pearson Buys Author Solutions

Last March, word went out that self-publishing giant Author Solutions Inc (owner of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, WordClay, Palibrio, and several others, and contractor for the self-pub divisions of several major publishers) was looking for a buyer.

Nebula Awards Interview: Catherynne M. Valente

I had no idea what that book was actually about, or any notion of characters beyond September and the Green Wind. But the book as it exists in the world of Palimpsest presented certain rules, and I always find it wonderful to write confined to a set of rules.