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“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf

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Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm part of a fabulous new anthology!

Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle

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Need motivation and inspiration to self-publish or sign that contract with an interested small press? Have you done all the research you can, but still feel ambivalent about the idea? Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle brings you the experiences of 29 indie authors—their passions, their insights, their successes—to help you make the leap into indie publishing.

This is not a how-to guide. This is the best of the indie tradition of experienced authors paying forward what they’ve learned, giving you information to help you on your journey. The personal essays in this book will leave you itching to get your work into the hands of readers and experience, first-hand, all the rewards indie publishing has to offer.

All profits from Indiestructible: Inspiring Stories from the Publishing Jungle purchases will be donated to BUILDON.org(less)
Expected publication: September 16th 2013 by Vine Leaves Press

In case you didn't catch it, this is the brainchild of author Jessica Bell. If you haven't read Jess's books, you can find her at http://thealliterativeallomorph.blogspot.com. She is an exquisite writer. I am honored to be a part of this anthology, designed to inspire writers to get their work published.



Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I saw you were also a contributor! That is just awesome, Karen. Comes out the day before CassaStorm as well. Yeah, won't I be busy?

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Congrats, Karen! What a wonderful anthology.

Elizabeth Spann Craig/Riley Adams said...

Congratulations! This looks like a terrific book!

Karen Walker said...

Oh Alex, yes, and it's the day before we go to Africa, so I won't be able to do much to promote. Sigh!
Diane, thanks
Elizabeth, I think it will be inspiring to those considering self-pubbing.

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Karen - that's great news .. but going to Africa is just so wonderful ..

Happy preparation times ahead .. cheers Hilary

Robin said...

Congratulations! We all need to get inspired. This looks like just the thing:)

L.G. Smith said...

Congrats! Very cool. Looking forward to reading it. :)

S.P. Bowers said...

Congrats on the anthology! There were a lot of names I recognize, should be a great one.

Carol Kilgore said...

Congrats! I'll be looking for this one.

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Julie Flanders said...

Congratulations!! I'll be reading this one for sure. :)