In this video presentation, you'll discover
- Step-by-step guidance to take your work from first draft all the way to file formatting and cover design
- How to submit your work to the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project, Indie Illinois and Indie Author Project Select
- How to possibly earn royalties based on circulation for books selected for IAP Select
Excuse me, did you say royalties?
The amazing free tool that can lead authors through all these steps is inkie.org.
Anna Behm of RAILS and Lucy Tarabour of the Clarendon Hills Public Library recently introduced the wonders of inkie.org in “How Your Library can be your Local Author’s Best Friend” through the ILA Noon Network webinar series.
Writers and librarians, watch this webinar and check out inkie.org! Please help us spread the word among your fellow wordsmiths too.
Sponsored by Bibliolabs, creator of BiblioBoard, the Indie Author Project has taken the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author Project and run with it, sparking the creation of similar state-wide contests in 13 other states as well as one Canadian province. (Kudos to Ontario for being the Canadian pioneer!) Taking the project one step further, the Indie Author Project established an international contest choosing the Indie Author of the Year from the winners of all the state/province contests. For 2020, the winning author is Jacki Castle of Asheville, NC.
Will 2021’s winner be you? Take the first step—go to inkie.org!
NEW IN 2021:
We’re excited to announce Spanish extension of this successful program: Soon to be Famous: de la Página a la Fama.
The program will connect local authors who write in Spanish with Spanish-speaking readers in Illinois, and we hope across the country! Spread the word! Tell your library colleagues, your communities of writers and Spanish-speaking customers that the Illinois Author Program will be en espanol, de la Pagina a la Fama. Watch this website for all of the details coming soon.