New Books for Indie Authors, Author Fair Updates, Win IAA Membership
Indie Authors Association Newsletter Volume 3
Welcome to the third installment of the Indie Authors Association (IAA) Newsletter. Thank you for taking your valuable time to read these updates. I hope you find them helpful.
Congratulations to Teresa Keefer for being the first Indie Authors Association Founding Member!
Teresa writes in the contemporary and paranormal romance genre. Her latest book is Deadly Visions. She also contributed to an anthology titled Hope Harbor. Proceeds from Hope Harbor benefit Operation Underground Railroad, an organization that helps children affected by human trafficking. The ebook is only 99 cents. Purchasing it is a great way to support this vital charity program that has rescued 4,000 children!
Every month, I will do a random drawing for IAA subscribers and members. If you are a free subscriber, you will be automatically entered in the drawing to win a one-month IAA membership. If you are an IAA monthly premium member, you may win a one-year membership. If you pay annually for your IAA membership, your name goes into the drawing to win a LIFETIME membership!
IAA premium membership perks include a feature about you and your books in an IAA Newsletter, a link to your website at the bottom of every IAA Newsletter, and a discount on our editing services, courses, and events.
July Awareness Days for Authors and Books
July 30: Paperback Book Day
Do you have a paperback book? This day would be a good day to write a blog or post a video about your book!
Opportunities for Indie Authors
Authortube Writing Conference, Virtual, July 15, 3-9 p.m., July 16, 2022, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 17, 2022, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. authortubewritingconference.com
Taylor University’s WordShop Writing Camp for Kids, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, July 18-22, 2022. Wordshoptayloruniversity.wordpress.com
Professional Writers Conference, Taylor University, Upland, Indiana, July 28-30, 2022. They have a teen track this year! Taylorprofessionalwritersconference.weebly.com.
Writer’s Digest Annual Conference, New York City, July 28-31, 2022. writersdigestconference.com
Poetry Society of Indiana 44th Annual Poetry Contest 2022. Submissions open to poets everywhere! July 1 - September 1, 2022. poetrysocietyofindiana.org/psi-annual-poetry-contest.html
Indiana Incognito Author Extravaganza, Cambridge City, Indiana, Friday, September 30, 2022, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Saturday, October 1, 2022, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. This free event is hosted by The Friends of the Cambridge City Public Library. All children are welcome. Over 20 authors have signed up to showcase their books and help support children’s literacy programs.
Attending authors include: Anne Meyer, Bess Sturgis, Christopher Clouser, Debra Sherwood, Denise Jones-Lewis, Eva Reece, Ruth J. Hoffman, Shelly Davis, and Teresa Lowe.
I will be a guest author at this event, Saturday, October 1, 2022 from 12-2 p.m. Stop by and say hi if you are in the area. I would love to meet IAA Newsletter readers in person!
20Books Vegas 2022, Las Vegas, Nevada, November 14-18, 2022. Indie Authors Conference with 2500 authors and publishers. Twenty of the presenting authors make seven figures a year! Follow the 20Bookto50k YouTube Channel for more info about the event and all things publishing!
Can’t make it to Vegas? You can attend 20Books Vegas 2022 virtually! https://craigmartelle.wufoo.com/forms/20books-vegas-2022-virtual-attendee/
Hoosier Indie Authors Fair — Honeywell Event Center, Wabash, Indiana. Tentative date and time: Friday, December 2, 2022, 5-9 p.m. This is the first event organized by Indie Author Teresa Keefer and the Indie Authors Association. More details coming soon!
Please note: Books and tools I recommend may contain affiliate links that help support the Indie Authors Association. There is no additional cost to you. I use everything I recommend.
I am excited about two books that will be published soon!
Put Your Ass Where Your Heart Wants to Be by Steven Pressfield. I love Pressfield’s candid advice on becoming a professional writer. I can’t wait to read his latest book on writing as soon as it comes out Tuesday, July 19, 2022. I already have it on pre-order!
How to Write a Novel by Joanna Penn. I have been waiting for this book to drop as well. My big hairy audacious goal is to write a historical fiction/romance/fantasy novel. I can write nonfiction all day long, but writing fiction is so intimidating to me. I can’t wait to read Joanna’s book and see if there are some tips to help me soldier forward on my fiction writing dreams!
Here are the podcasts I found most helpful this week. What podcasts are helping you on your indie author journey?
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