Alternatives to Pronoun: By Sai Marie Johnson – An Indie Author’s Guide to Expanded Distributors & Aggregators for Self-Publishing

Here are some other ways for indie authors to go wide, distributing books, now that Pronoun is closing…

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Pronoun’s Closing:What Now?

written by Sai Marie Johnson



Today the announcement that Pronoun would be closing came as a sudden and unexpected shock to the indie publishing community. I have decided to gather together a list of places that can serve as viable alternatives for the indie author who is seeking for expanding their distribution channels with the easiest methods possible.

Here is a list of some of the great places still available to fulfill this need:

open-book-library-education-read-159621.jpgBookRix – BookRix is a free self publishing platform that offers eBook distribution services to independent writers. Our users can share their writing, connect with other readers, and discover new books and authors – all in one place. We make eBook publishing easy and indie reading fun!

Smashwords – an ebook aggregator providing ebook distribution to all markets except for Amazon/Kindle. SW offers many features and perks, including library distribution…

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Room Four (new flash fiction)

AT LAST, ALICE returns. She bares her bright scars to the class, in a group notice like a wedding invitation or a graduation announcement. She says, “I had to tell my roommates…”

—from “Room Four,” flash fiction about strangers, kindness, and survival, published this month at Five on the Fifth.

Read the rest…

What are you writing for 2017 National Novel-Writing Month?

NaNoWriMo 2017 is upon us! November 1st-30th. Perhaps you know all about it. If it’s news to you, check out I’ll be participating.

If you’d like a writing buddy on the NaNoWriMo website, feel free to add me! Here’s how to add a buddy on the NaNoWriMo website. I’m Anna Kander, same name & picture over there as here on WordPress. I’ll look forward to saying hello and checking out your project.

October 2017 is MONSTER MONTH! (prompts calendar for #51writers)

October is MONSTER MONTH at #51writers! Come for the monsters, stay for awesome writers you’ll meet…

via October 2017 is MONSTER MONTH! (prompts calendar for #51writers) — 51 Writers

Daily writing prompts for September from #51writers

I host #51writers, a Twitter hashtag for writers. Here’s our calendar for September! We’re having a virtual potluck, celebrating holidays for hats and cheese pizza, and staking out controversial opinions about semicolons… 🙂

Hope to see you there! You can follow @51writers for daily prompts at

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