Got snow? Get books!

One expected boon to inclement weather is the rarified opportunity to sit in front of a roaring fire in your favorite jammies and tuck up with a good book and a hot drink. What makes a good book? A memorable book? It’ll vary because our tastes vary but among the most popular ‘must haves’ are:Continue reading “Got snow? Get books!”

Suffering brings strength

Indie Blu(e) has published a number of ‘difficult’ subjects, including our We Will Not Be Silenced (anthology) on sexual-assault/rape, #metoo, Through The Looking Glass (anthology) on mental illness, and But, You Don’t Look Sick (anthology) on invisible physical illnesses. We’ve been asked – why go there? In may ways the crux of our existence asContinue reading “Suffering brings strength”

Christine’s Tried and True Process for Creating a Poetry Manuscript

Now that I have had a little time to get past the mad 2021 publishing rush and the holidays, I have started thinking about the exciting projects Indie Blu(e) Publishings has lined up for 2022. Every publishing journey starts with a manuscript and creating the first draft of a poetry/prose collection can feel very daunting. I knowContinue reading “Christine’s Tried and True Process for Creating a Poetry Manuscript”

Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?

Well you aren’t alone. One of the most fascinating parts of working in publishing is noticing the similar concerns creatives have toward their work. I would go further and say, as creatives, we’re pretty good at self-sabotage! By being too egocentric, well we know how that goes, we can be unaware of how we’re perceivedContinue reading “Worried poetry is dead and nobody will read your book?”

Why Indie Blu(e)?

You’ve got a rough manuscript, you think it’s pretty excellent, what next? Shopping small publishers can be an exhausting process. How do you know who is good and what you should be looking for? Indie Blu(e) Publishing stands on our reputation in the indie author community alongside the books we publish, to speak to whatContinue reading “Why Indie Blu(e)?”