Inkwater Press

Inkwater Press Inkwater Press® is a publishing division of First Books®
A division of First Books®, Inkwater Press® has published hundreds of fine fiction, nonfiction, poetry and children's book titles. Collectively, our staff has more than 100 years of publishing experience. Our diverse backgrounds include editing, graphic design, web programming, book retailing, journalism, elementary education, music composition and performance, travel, book marketing, film production and library administration. Combined with our shared passion for the written word, this allows us to provide our authors with the best of our talents. We produce high-quality books and build enduring relationships with our customers, our authors and our vendors.

Congratulations to our Red City Review 2019 Book Awards Winners! Purchase your copy today! http://bit.ly/InkwaterBooksto...
03/17/2020

Congratulations to our Red City Review 2019 Book Awards Winners!

Purchase your copy today! http://bit.ly/InkwaterBookstore

Thank you Red City Review!

#publishing #bookreviews

Uju Uzuegbunam's "Tabut: One man's story of when forgiveness annulled resentment" has been awarded a 5-star review from ...
03/13/2020

Uju Uzuegbunam's "Tabut: One man's story of when forgiveness annulled resentment" has been awarded a 5-star review from Red City Review!

Congrats Uju!

Read the full review here: http://bit.ly/TabutReview

Purchase your copy today: http://bit.ly/PurchaseTabut

Shake up your social media marketing routine by creating a whole new profile for one of your fictional characters and in...
02/25/2020

Shake up your social media marketing routine by creating a whole new profile for one of your fictional characters and interact as them! Share your character's feelings about current events, or just tell the world what they think about on a daily basis. It's fun, it helps you develop your characters, and it markets your book!

#tiptuesday #writerscommunity

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Congratulations to our Inkwater authors who have been named Red City Review Book Awards 2019 Finalists!
02/19/2020

Congratulations to our Inkwater authors who have been named Red City Review Book Awards 2019 Finalists!

Congratulations to our Inkwater authors who have been named Red City Review Book Awards 2019 Finalists!

Congratulations to our Inkwater authors that have been named Red City Review Book Awards 2019 finalists! Buy your copy t...
02/19/2020

Congratulations to our Inkwater authors that have been named Red City Review Book Awards 2019 finalists!

Buy your copy today at https://inkwaterbooks.com/catalog/

Happy #testimonialtuesday from Inkwater Press! Our authors love working with us because we're always here as a resource ...
02/18/2020

Happy #testimonialtuesday from Inkwater Press!

Our authors love working with us because we're always here as a resource and provide exceptional customer service!

Go to our LinkTree in the bio to submit your manuscript today!

#publishing #writersofinstagram #literature #bookstagram

Happy #featurefriday! We'd like to give a special shout out to Inkwater author, Stephen Hanks, for being featured on the...
02/14/2020
Genealogy (FAMILY TREES) with Stephen Hanks — alie ward

Happy #featurefriday!

We'd like to give a special shout out to Inkwater author, Stephen Hanks, for being featured on the educational podcast, "Ologies" with Alie Ward!

Alie Ward is an Emmy-Award winning science correspondent for CBS, and her podcast, "Ologies," has been featured in TIME magazine's, "50 Best Podcasts to Listen to Right Now."

Listen on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or wherever you listen to podcasts!
https://www.alieward.com/ologies/genealogy

Purchase "1619 - Twenty Africans" at:
http://bit.ly/1619Inkwater

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Happy #wordwednesday from Inkwater! ⁠⁠Wanderlust⁠⁠A very strong desire or impulse to wander and travel the world. ⁠⁠Are ...
02/12/2020

Happy #wordwednesday from Inkwater! ⁠

Wanderlust⁠

A very strong desire or impulse to wander and travel the world. ⁠

Are you an author looking to get your work out into the world? Inkwater can help bring your book to life with our team of professional designers, editors, and marketers.⁠

Visit our website to learn more! ⁠
www.inkwater.com

#wordwednesday #wanderlust #travel #publishing

Don't just use your social media as a megaphone for yelling at followers to buy your book. Share excerpts, blog posts, f...
02/11/2020

Don't just use your social media as a megaphone for yelling at followers to buy your book. Share excerpts, blog posts, facts, quotations, and other interesting insights into your writing to fully engage your audience before they consider buying.

www.inkwater.com

#TipTuesday #MarketingTips

Why are you still reading this? Close social media, silence your phone, and get to work.  You'll thank yourself later. w...
02/10/2020

Why are you still reading this? Close social media, silence your phone, and get to work. You'll thank yourself later. www.inkwater.com #MotivationalMonday #publishing

Happy #thoughtthursday from Inkwater! Did you know this #funfact about Sherlock Holmes? Looking to get your book out int...
01/31/2020

Happy #thoughtthursday from Inkwater!

Did you know this #funfact about Sherlock Holmes?

Looking to get your book out into the world? Inkwater can help! Submit your manuscript today to www.inkwater.com

#writerscommunity #bookstagram #sherlockholmes #publishing

Happy #wordwednesday from Inkwater! "Abendrot"(N) The color of the sky while the sun is setting. Looking for editing, de...
01/29/2020

Happy #wordwednesday from Inkwater!

"Abendrot"

(N) The color of the sky while the sun is setting.

Looking for editing, design, or marketing services for your book? We can help! Talk to Inkwater at www.inkwater.com

#writersofinstagram #bookstagram #writerscommunity

Write first, edit later. You can fix a first draft but you cannot fix a blank page. If editing your own work sends you r...
01/28/2020

Write first, edit later. You can fix a first draft but you cannot fix a blank page. If editing your own work sends you round and round in circles, we've got you covered with Inkwater's professional editing services! www.inkwater.com

#TipTuesday #WritingTips

Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher's 'No God like the Mother' has been announced as a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award For Fiction at th...
01/27/2020
Announcing the 2020 Oregon Book Award Finalists - Literary Arts

Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher's 'No God like the Mother' has been announced as a finalist for the Ken Kesey Award For Fiction at the Literary Arts 2020 Oregon Book Awards! Congratulations Kesha!

Read more: https://literary-arts.org/2020/01/announcing-the-2020-oregon-book-award-finalists/

We are thrilled to announce the thirty-five books from across the state that have been chosen as finalists for the 2020 Oregon Book Awards. Finalists were selected by a panel of out-of-state writers in seven categories: fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction,…

EXERCISE. Pump more oxygen to your brain and stimulate your unmotivated mind.www.inkwater.com#MotivationalMonday
01/27/2020

EXERCISE. Pump more oxygen to your brain and stimulate your unmotivated mind.

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#MotivationalMonday

Did you know this #funfact about Ray Bradbury? ⁠⁠Check in with us every Thursday for more literature facts! ⁠www.inkwate...
01/23/2020

Did you know this #funfact about Ray Bradbury? ⁠

Check in with us every Thursday for more literature facts! ⁠

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#thoughtthursday

"Phosphenes"⁠⁠(Noun) The colors, or "stars" that you see when you rub your eyes. ⁠⁠Are you a writer looking to be publis...
01/22/2020

"Phosphenes"⁠

(Noun) The colors, or "stars" that you see when you rub your eyes. ⁠

Are you a writer looking to be published? Inkwater can help!⁠

Check us out online for more information and submit your manuscript today! ⁠

www.inkwater.com

#wordwednesday

When authors choose to partner with Inkwater Press, we are usually their first choice for book number 2... or in John's ...
01/21/2020

When authors choose to partner with Inkwater Press, we are usually their first choice for book number 2... or in John's case, number 9!

Have big plans for your book? Visit: https://inkwater.com/submit/

#TestimonialTuesday

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."- Martin...
01/20/2020

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that."
- Martin Luther King Jr. www.inkwater.com

#MotivationalMonday #MLK

Nick Fattor's latest book, 'The Miami Brigade', tells the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion, considered to be one of the...
01/17/2020

Nick Fattor's latest book, 'The Miami Brigade', tells the story of the Bay of Pigs invasion, considered to be one of the biggest CIA blunders of the Cold War. #FeatureFriday www.inkwater.com

Happy #thoughtthursday from Inkwater Press! Would you do this if you had the opportunity?Do you want to tell your story ...
01/16/2020

Happy #thoughtthursday from Inkwater Press!

Would you do this if you had the opportunity?

Do you want to tell your story to the world? Reach out to Inkwater today for publishing services!

#writerscommunity #publishing #wanderlust

www.inkwater.com

"Balter" ⁠⁠(Verb) To dance gracelessly, without particular art or skill, but perhaps with some enjoyment.⁠⁠#wordwednesda...
01/15/2020

"Balter" ⁠

(Verb) To dance gracelessly, without particular art or skill, but perhaps with some enjoyment.⁠

#wordwednesday

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Join online groups related to your book's subject matter and tell that community about your work. Social media is teemin...
01/14/2020

Join online groups related to your book's subject matter and tell that community about your work. Social media is teeming with people who share your interests if you go to the right places.

Need some help with marketing your book? Talk to Inkwater Press at www.inkwater.com

#TipTuesday #MarketingTips

TEACH. Share your talent and experiences with others through your writing. What have you learned that others need to kno...
01/13/2020

TEACH. Share your talent and experiences with others through your writing. What have you learned that others need to know? Write it down.

www.inkwater.com

#MotivationalMonday

Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher's 'No God like the Mother' follows characters in transition, through tribulation and hope. #FeatureFr...
01/10/2020

Kesha Ajọsẹ Fisher's 'No God like the Mother' follows characters in transition, through tribulation and hope. #FeatureFriday www.inkwater.com

Novelist, feminist thinker and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir was born on this day in 1908. www.inkwater.com#ThursdayTho...
01/09/2020

Novelist, feminist thinker and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir was born on this day in 1908. www.inkwater.com

#ThursdayThoughts

"Gjensynsglede"(Noun) The joy of meeting up with someone you haven't seen in a long time.www.inkwater.com #WordWednesday
01/08/2020

"Gjensynsglede"

(Noun) The joy of meeting up with someone you haven't seen in a long time.

www.inkwater.com #WordWednesday

Thank you, Michael! We thrive on offering a professional publishing experience for all of our authors at Inkwater Press....
01/07/2020

Thank you, Michael! We thrive on offering a professional publishing experience for all of our authors at Inkwater Press. Tell us about your book at: https://inkwater.com/submit/ #TestimonialTuesday

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare, 'Me...
01/06/2020

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.” - William Shakespeare, 'Measure For Measure'

www.inkwater.com #MotivationalMonday

Beckie Elgin, author of 'Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History' has written an insightfu...
01/03/2020
Decade of a Wolf

Beckie Elgin, author of 'Journey: The Amazing Story of OR-7, the Oregon Wolf that Made History' has written an insightful new blog post which offers a fresh look at Journey's ten year adventure in Southern Oregon.

https://wolvesandwriting.com/2020/01/01/decade-of-a-wolf/

I’m busy these days, my focus on a fiction project. Fiction is a nice reprieve from the tedious research required for much of my writing. But I’m not too busy to remember that OR-7, als…

Digging Up New Business, the first book in the SwiftPad saga by Lee Barckmann has received a great review by Kirkus Revi...
12/31/2019
DIGGING UP NEW BUSINESS by Lee Barckmann | Kirkus Reviews

Digging Up New Business, the first book in the SwiftPad saga by Lee Barckmann has received a great review by Kirkus Reviews! Congratulations Lee!

Some Oregon techies must deal with a possible serial killer in their ranks in this satirical mystery novel.

The New Year is almost here! Life is busy, and sometimes we forget to do the things that we enjoy, including reading! If...
12/31/2019
20 Easy Ways to Read More Books in 2020 | Book Riot

The New Year is almost here!

Life is busy, and sometimes we forget to do the things that we enjoy, including reading!

If you're New Year's resolution is to read more this upcoming year, read this handy article by Susie Dumond with Book Riot for 20 ways to read more in 2020!

https://bookriot.com/2019/12/03/read-more-books/

Do you want to up you reading goal in the new year? Check out these 20 tips to help you read more books and conquer your TBR.

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I have really enjoyed working with Inkwater and the staff, which I have stated many times before. My very first book was published with them last year, and I am halfway through my second manuscript. The email I received yesterday with the changes happening at Inkwater got me at a bad time and has me quite confused because at the moment I have a Revised Contract (without editing) with Inkwater. Now because this other company are going to be responsible for the printing, etc. does that make my contract invalid, if so I'm not very happy. If I should go with this other company which is mentioned, who am I paying the balance to? as I made a deposit for my outstanding contract and have no idea exactly what this all means. I am new to the publishing world, and am in Canada, and am not signing any new contracts without knowing exactly what is happening. I was told if I complete my manuscript through Inkwater, It will no longer be for sale after December 31st, 2020 and considering I haven't completed it, will not be worth my while. On the other hand, the other company's contract says once you sign their contract you have to get the manuscript in within 30th days or you have to pay additional fees. Well, that doesn't work for me, as I cannot afford their fees. I am waiting to hear from Inkwater on Monday.
I’m pleased to announce that my book, “Keep You Cold: Chilling Tales” (Inkwater Press) is an Award-Winning Finalist in the Fiction: Horror category, as well as the Fiction: Short Story category of the 2019 Best Book Awards sponsored by American Book Fest. For more information, visit:
Unfortunately, the only downfall of having my book published in the US by Inkwater is that I live in Canada, and miss out on a lot of Authors Nights, Conferences, etc. But I will stay loyal as the amazing staff that helped me with my very first publication and continue with their support while I work on my next book means the world to me.
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