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08/17/2022

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Thank you, Sharron Ann Sibley, for choosing Inkwater Press!  "I have had only positive experiences with Inkwater and its...
07/14/2020

Thank you, Sharron Ann Sibley, for choosing Inkwater Press!

"I have had only positive experiences with Inkwater and its marvelous staff. They really know what they are doing and have led me through this new experience with flair! Inkwater is recommended to all authors!"

Purchase your copy of Men, Money, & Gypsy Blood today!
https://bit.ly/PurchaseMenMoneyandGypsyBlood

About the Book:
DESERTED BY HER PERFECT HUSBAND. Divorced twice. Widowed twice. Declared bankruptcy. Single mother of two young boys. No college education, savings, or job. Sound like the recipe for financial success?
Men, Money & Gypsy Blood is a coming-of-age story expressed as only a West Texas girl can tell it. A 1960s teen, Sharron Ann Sibley wanted nothing more than to find a gorgeous husband and have a home with happy children playing in the backyard. She expected to be a perfect wife with a loving husband, who could and would support her financially. Her dream came crashing down when she was only twenty-seven.
Sharron Ann survived by working demeaning jobs-putting up with b***y comments, "f***y pats," and sexual advances. But her ability to see beyond the present led her on a path of self-discovery to prosper on her own against life's adversities and broken dreams. She not only excelled but thrived, becoming one of the first women in Texas to own her own stock brokerage firm. She found financial security along her thirty-year path. This is a true story of what determination and gypsy blood can do!

Happy  from Inkwater Press!This week we are featuring recently published author, Carolyn Kelley Williams and her poetry ...
07/10/2020

Happy from Inkwater Press!

This week we are featuring recently published author, Carolyn Kelley Williams and her poetry book, 'Inexhaustible Offering.'

In 'Inexhaustible Offering: Lincoln Park Mornings', Chicago poet Carolyn Kelley Williams uses the language of the heart to share her experience of Chicago’s most beloved natural wonder. In 1909, architect Daniel Burnham, inspired by both the nineteenth-century City Beautiful movement and Chicago’s slogan Urbs in Horto (“City in a Garden”), created one of the most renowned and revered urban park systems in the world. Williams, drawn like millions of others by the wisdom and beauty of the natural world, delights in this lush strip of waterfront parkland in poems that take the reader through the changing seasons with the celebrants of daybreak: joggers, dog walkers, lovers, fishermen, rowers in skiffs. She beautifully evokes Lincoln Park’s gardens, lagoons, and paths; its wild and thrilling storms; its misty dawns and dazzling sunrises; and the eternally changing moods of Lake Michigan.

Purchase your copy of 'Inexhaustible Offering'
https://bit.ly/InexhuastibleOffering

Did you know with  about John Steinbeck and his French Poodle, Charley? "I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may...
07/09/2020

Did you know with about John Steinbeck and his French Poodle, Charley?

"I was pretty mad but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically. I didn’t want to ruin a good dog for a [manuscript] I’m not sure is good at all."
- John Steinbeck

Happy  from Inkwater Press! Check in with us every Wednesday for new words to spice up your manuscript! Are you looking ...
07/08/2020

Happy from Inkwater Press!

Check in with us every Wednesday for new words to spice up your manuscript!

Are you looking for professional writing services to make your manuscript the best it can be? We can help! Here at Inkwater we not only offer professional services, but also writing tutorials and literary critiques.

Click on the Contact Us button to submit your manuscript today!

Happy  from Inkwater Press! For this six part series, we will be posting social media tips to help find your audience an...
07/07/2020

Happy from Inkwater Press! For this six part series, we will be posting social media tips to help find your audience and increase your followers!

Part 1: Use relevant hashtags.

Hashtags are how users search for content on social media. Keep them simple and relevant. Look at what hashtags your audience is using and use this as a guide when posting. Hashtags serve a variety of purposes, from networking with fellow authors to reaching your target demographic.

Did you know this fun fact about William Shakespeare? A few of the many words Shakespeare invented include: Lonely (Cori...
07/02/2020

Did you know this fun fact about William Shakespeare?

A few of the many words Shakespeare invented include: Lonely (Coriolanus, 1616), Swagger (Midsummer Night's Dream, 1600), and Unreal (Macbeth, 1623).

Happy  from Inkwater Press! Are you looking for new words to spice up your manuscript? Check in with us every Wednesday ...
07/01/2020

Happy from Inkwater Press! Are you looking for new words to spice up your manuscript? Check in with us every Wednesday for new words!

Brontide
The low rumble of distant thunder.

Do you have a story to tell the world but don't know where to start? Inkwater can help! We offer writing and editing, design, publishing, and marketing services to make your dream come true!

Click the Contact Us button to submit your manuscript today!

Thank you, Eddy Prugh, for choosing Inkwater Press!  "As a first-time author I can't speak highly enough of the professi...
06/30/2020

Thank you, Eddy Prugh, for choosing Inkwater Press!

"As a first-time author I can't speak highly enough of the professionalism and patience of Inkwater. They truly made the whole experience painless and easy to understand and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to other first-time authors or seasoned writers."
– Eddy Prugh

Purchase your copy of Boys With Tattoos:
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About the book:

Danny Sheppard, a prodigious 22-year-old fighter, is on the cusp of becoming the youngest title-holder in UFC history. Having lost his twin brother three years prior in a car accident, Danny had become a shell of a man, knowing that a left when it should have been a right or a yes when it so easily could have been a no, would have changed everything.

Since then life had become unrecognizable. Of course his brother's death had been the worst of it, but it was only the beginning--the spark that lit a fuse, propelling Danny down a new path with a brand new cast of characters: from NCAA wrestling champion to mixed martial arts phenomenon in no time at all.

While he desperately hopes that winning the title will release him from his past, he realized that it might not be the answer, and that his most difficult opponent might be himself.

We've all had those moments, "what do I write about when I'm really not sure what to write about?" Take a seat, pull out...
06/29/2020

We've all had those moments, "what do I write about when I'm really not sure what to write about?"

Take a seat, pull out your pen and paper, and just write whatever comes to your mind! Your thoughts, dreams, experiences, or perhaps your biggest struggles with writing. This can be a great way to clear the mind to get fresh thoughts in, or give you the creative spark you need!

Happy  from Inkwater!This week we are featuring recently published author Sharron Ann Sibley and her memoir "Men, Money ...
06/26/2020

Happy from Inkwater!

This week we are featuring recently published author Sharron Ann Sibley and her memoir "Men, Money & Gypsy Blood."

Men, Money & Gypsy Blood is a coming-of-age story expressed as only a West Texas girl can tell it. A 1960s teen, Sharron Ann Sibley wanted nothing more than to find a gorgeous husband and have a home with happy children playing in the backyard. She expected to be a perfect wife with a loving husband, who could and would support her financially. Her dream came crashing down when she was only twenty-seven.

Sharron Ann survived by working demeaning jobs-putting up with b***y comments, "f***y pats," and sexual advances. But her ability to see beyond the present led her on a path of self-discovery to prosper on her own against life's adversities and broken dreams. She not only excelled but thrived, becoming one of the first women in Texas to own her own stock brokerage firm. She found financial security along her thirty-year path. This is a true story of what determination and gypsy blood can do!

Visit Sharron Ann's website:
bit.ly/SharronAnnSibley

Get your copy of Men, Money & Gypsy Blood:
https://bit.ly/PurchaseMenMoneyandGypsyBlood

Do you have a story to tell? Click the Contact Us button to submit your manuscript today!

Happy  from Inkwater Press! Have you ever experienced experience-taking with your favorite fictional character? If so, l...
06/25/2020

Happy from Inkwater Press!

Have you ever experienced experience-taking with your favorite fictional character? If so, let us know in the comments!

Are you a writer looking to get your story out into the world? We can help!

Click the Contact Us button to submit your manuscript today!



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Congratulations to Inkwater author Kesha Fisher for winning the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction in the 2020 Oregon Book Awar...
06/24/2020

Congratulations to Inkwater author Kesha Fisher for winning the Ken Kesey Award for Fiction in the 2020 Oregon Book Awards!

No God Like the Mother by Kesha Fisher is a tribute to those who have experienced the brutality of breathing through the agony of losing a child. It sheds light on the unknown and the not knowing. It wraps warmth around the loneliness of being surrounded only by one’s thoughts. It is carrying the torch for someone who can no longer do so. It is the discovery that another suffers as you do. It is healing. It is the break from difficulty. It is the feeling of elation when another loves you too. It is the friends. It is the exhaustion that leaves ones breath when the word Mama is heard, and knowing that still, she must go on. It is freedom even if hope is all that sits on the other side.

Read about Kesha's journey writing No God Like the Mother:
https://bit.ly/KeshaFisherInterview

Purchase No God Like the Mother:
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Submit your manuscript today!
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"Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are" . . . wonderful sentiments during this challenging ...
05/13/2020
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"Reading gives us somewhere to go when we have to stay where we are" . . . wonderful sentiments during this challenging time!

“New from our neighborhood chalk artist.”

TUNE IN for the special live event, "PUBLISHING DURING THE PANDEMIC" today at 11am (PDT), 2pm (EDT)! We helped published...
05/11/2020

TUNE IN for the special live event, "PUBLISHING DURING THE PANDEMIC" today at 11am (PDT), 2pm (EDT)!

We helped published Tom's memoir, "I Wouldn't Count On It: Confessions of an Unlikely Folksinger" that was released in February.

Tom May is partnering up with with fellow musician, Rik Palieri to swap stories of their adventures on the folk highway, share a few songs, and promote their new memoirs.

Please click the link below to view the live Facebook event!
https://www.facebook.com/tom.may.75436/timeline?lst=100043032763074%3A100005795612026%3A1589213065

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!

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!



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

Happy 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!

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

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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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http://bit.ly/1619BarnesandNoble

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

Happy 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

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.

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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

Happy  from Inkwater! Did you know this  about Sherlock Holmes? Looking to get your book out into the world? Inkwater ca...
01/31/2020

Happy from Inkwater!

Did you know this about Sherlock Holmes?

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

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

Happy 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

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

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
01/27/2020

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

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

Did you know this about Ray Bradbury? ⁠

Check in with us every Thursday for more literature facts! ⁠

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"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

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/

"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

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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.

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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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In new novel, "Mollie's Follies," young, beautiful Mary Lynn Sharp, aka Mollie, is on the run, after a bitter childhood and having been cast into life without guidance. Forced to quit school, she has little money, and no support system; but, Mollie is traveling the USA Mainland alone. East Coast to West Coast, and back again, this tall, thin, pretty gal is searching for compassion, love, and a place to call home.
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