IYWM April 2015 Newsletter

Registration is Now Open!

Featured speakers for the June 25 – 28, 2015 workshop include:

Claire Eddy, Senior Editor, Tor/Forge Books

Stephen Saffel, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Titan Books

Click here to register

Early Bird Special Weekend Registration lasts until May 1.


 Workshop Approvals
If you submitted a workshop proposal for this year’s IYWM workshop, keep on eye on your email because we will be sending out approvals very soon!


 Industry News
Amazon Refines Customer Review Process With New Ratings Options (the-digital-reader.com/)

BuzzFeed Launches Emerging Writers Fellowship (ElectricLiterature.com)


Free Fantasy Writing Contest in honor of Terry Pratchett 

Echo of Another World

April 7 – May 5

Found this interesting contest the other week and wanted to share it with the IYWM community. They are accepting fiction in the sci-fi/fantasy genre, up to 15,000 words. Novel excerpts are encouraged. Authors will collect community votes, and the first, second, and third winners will be chosen by the Inkitt staff from the top 10% of entries.

** 1st Place – 5 printed-and-bound copies of story with cover created by Inkitt’s designer; $40 Amazon gift card

** 2nd Place – $30 Amazon gift card

** 3rd Place – $20 Amazon gift card


For Fun!
Book Art Is Awesome: Large-Scale Installations (BookRiot.com)


Craft Tips and Tricks

“Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.” ― Neil Gaiman

How NOT to Sell Books: Top 10 Social Media Marketing No-Nos for Authors  (AnneAllen.blogspot.com)

24 Thoughts on Sexism, Feminism, YA, Reading, and The Publishing Industry (stackedbooks.org)

Self-Published Authors: 10 Tips on How to Email an Illustrator  (kmcmorris.blogspot.com)


Alumni Publications

Victoria Thompson, Murder on Amsterdam Avenue (Gaslight Mystery Book 17)

Frank and Sarah put their family business on hold to investigate the death of an old family friend. As they unravel secrets that reach back to the War Between the States, they also discover that they are in the company of a very present danger…

Aubrey Gross, Between the Seams
Chase Roberts is the quintessential Good Guy. Attractive, intelligent and successful, he’s the man any woman would love to take home to Mama. Except there’s one small problem: Chase never got over his former best friend—and first love—Jolene Westwood, who broke his heart as a teen. All grown up with two thriving businesses, Chase has enough to worry about. But when Jo comes home to help take care of her grandmother, Chase finds that the heart doesn’t care one bit about timing.


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