An Absurd Apocalypse Author Feature: Benjamin Oneal

Something we’ve been excited to see with this second anthology is the mixture of familiar faces, along with fresh new voices. Last week, we introduced a new author, Bryanna Wearley. This week, we get to share a little about a returning contributor and his story for An Absurd Apocalypse. Benjamin Oneal’s submission, “A Case for …

An Absurd Apocalypse Author Feature: Bryanna Wearley

CCP’s upcoming anthology will feature a wide-range of authors with an even wider range of experience levels. For the next seven weeks, we will spotlight each of the contributors and give a glimpse of their submission to this incredible, quirky collection. We’ll kick it off with a first-time writer, Bryanna Wearly. Bryanna is an up-and-comer, …

Ratings: the Lifeblood of the Indie Publishing Community

For an author who is trying to become established, word of mouth is incredibly important. Hence the reason why we wrote a whole series of articles about supporting your favorite up-and-coming authors. We won’t rehash all of that again, but we strongly encourage you to go back and review those posts. Essentially, without the promotional …

Bookish Acronyms for Beginners

Are you new to the publishing scene? Let's be real, the writing and publishing world can be intimidating. That’s where we come in. Being founded by two self-published authors, we are well aware how overwhelming things can be. With that in mind, let us offer some beginner guidance to the writing world. Some of these …

Literary Lingo for Beginners

Let's be honest, getting acclimated to the writing and publishing world can be intimidating. There's already such an enormous established community, who wants to look like an uninformed noob by asking dumb questions? The good news is that there are a ton of great writing communities out there who are very welcoming and supportive for …

Authors Supporting Authors

We've previously shared tips on how to show support for upcoming authors for free here and here, and for cheap here. With those ideas being provided, we'd be remiss to acknowledge the struggle within the writing community to support each other. What we've seen more times than we can count, is authors who are so …

Easy & Cheap Ways to Support an Author

Previously, we shared how to support an author for free. You can review those articles here and here. This time we’ll offer some suggestions on how you can help support your favorite authors if you have a few extra dollars to spend. These are pretty simple and straight-forward, so this post will be pretty short. …

Easy & Free Ways to Support an Author, Pt. 2

Last time we shared the simplest, free-est ways to show some love to your favorite authors. Since then, we've put more thought on the topic and have been able to come up with a few more suggestions. If you're looking for a way to spread the word for your new favorite author, and you're willing …

Free & Easy Ways to Support an Author

One of the most difficult parts of being an author is finding readers. Unfortunately, nobody tells you that up front. A lot of first-time authors have the idea that their friends and family will read it. Even if they don't read it, they'll at least buy a copy to be supportive, right? They'll help spread …