Sunday, April 1, 2018

April


Authors:
Two indie platforms are partnering to help authors produce audiobooks at affordable prices Read Here. -By Shannon Liao 

The Martian: How a Self-Published Author Went from 99¢ ebook to Movie Blockbuster Read Here. -By Scott Lorenz. Follow Scott on Twitter.


Events
Here's an invitation for all indie authors to attend ALLi's free 24-hour Selfpublishing Advice Conference on 14 April. Check it out. Follow Alliance of Independent Authors on Twitter


IAN Book of the Year Awards
First place fiction & first place nonfiction win $1,500. More info about contest.Check out 2017 Award Winners. Follow IAN on Twitter.

Book Expo of America (BEA) Book Fair
May 30-June 1. Read for details.

London Book Fair
April 10-12. Details here.

The Talkbooks Author Event
April 14, Burlington, Ma. More info.

Upcoming Indie Publishing/Self-publishing Conferences and Workshops 2018
Click for List

Comics:

Siren's Calling: Enter a film noir world of fedora-flaunting filmmakers & dames to die for. It’s 1947, and a mythic siren has Hollywood ambitions far beyond devouring her leading man. Sultry siren Lorie Lye yearns to give up her man-eating ways and become an actress. By John Trigonis and Lauren Clemente. DM John Trigonis for copies of 1st & 2nd issues.






Crowdfunding:
 
Join me in backing the band Under A Banner and their new Riot EP project

Pledge Now

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Filmmakers: 

 FirstGlance Short Online Contest

WATCH and vote for amazing shorts as part of the First Glance Online Short Film Contest hosted by It's a Short and FirstGlance2018. It's free. Vote everyday.

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 FirstGlance 
 Film Festival Philadelphia
Call for entries. Submit scifi, horror, fantasy and comedy. Licensing deals offered to science fiction, short films and webseries. Submit your film.

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LowDown Film Festival

Got a short film or short films? Want to put it up for the UK's newest, most unique film festival for FREE? 150 submissions so far! Submission info.

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Space and Time Film Festival


Does your indie film or screenplay relate to the theme of space and/or time? Filmmakers: Submit today!

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Game Development:

Google Play Indie Games Contest- The second Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe. 20 finalists came from 12 countries to showcase their games. Check out winners and finalists.

Market Indie Games


@IndieVideoGames is now on Patreon! Market your game for as little as $1 a month. More info.
Wild Mage

Wild Mage - Phantom Twilight is a multiplayer, open-world action RPG made for small team based adventures, featuring airships, floating islands, dungeons, and next-gen combat. Monsters can be dynamically sliced into pieces. Terrain and structures can be altered or destroyed. Abilities and spells can be acquired from monsters and lore books. A game that reimagines the genre. Watch for Kickstarter campaign May 1st, 2018. Game details.

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Music:
 
AIM- Association of Independent Music. Supporting the UK's independent music companies. AIM is a trade body established in 1999 to provide a collective voice for the UK’s indie music industry. AIM represents over 800 member companies, from the largest and most respected labels in the world, to small start-ups and individual artists releasing their own music for the first time. Click here for more info.

Indie Music Podcasts Discover new music.

Indie Grits announces an ambitiously expanded music lineup for April 2018 festival. Read here.
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Thursday, March 1, 2018

March


Authors:

Indie Author Day
On this one day, libraries around the world welcome their local indie authors in for a day of education, networking, mingling, writing, open mics, panels and much more! While programs are supported by key Indie Author Day sponsors, all of which are leaders in the publishing industry, each library’s event has a distinctly local flair. Register Now for Indie Author Event on October 13, 2018.

The 2018 Pittsburgh Writing Workshop: March 24
This writing event is a wonderful opportunity to get intense instruction over the course of one day, pitch a literary agent or editor (optional), get your questions answered, and more. Click Here For More Info.
 
Cartoonists:


THE MAGAZINE FOR TODAY'S COMIC STRIP ARTISTS AND FANS ALIKE!
A new publication for the comic arts. Comic Strip Cartoonist available in print and PDF   

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Films and Festivals:
  
NEW! 

Watch and vote for amazing shorts as part of the FirstGlance2018 Online Short Film Contest hosted by It's a Short. It's free. Vote everyday.

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NOW accepting film submissions for #OtherWorlds2018 through @FilmFreeway. Submissions are open to features, shorts & fan films in both the sciFi & horror genre. The early bird deadline for film submissions is March 31st. More info.

Website

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Cupids
Two cupids must team up to face one of the greatest challenges of modern times: Getting two strangers to talk to each other! Short film. Comedy.

Watch Cupids

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FirstGlance
Film Festival Los Angeles 
40 amazing indie films screening over one weekend! FirstGlance Film Festival, Los Angeles. March 8-11. Check out all the nominated films you can see at FirstGlance. 

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FirstGlance  
 Film Festival Philadelphia
Call for entries opens March 21. Submit scifi, horror, fantasy and comedy. Licensing deals offered to science fiction, short films and webseries. Submit your film.
   
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Game Developers:

Independent Games Summit- Hear from the best and brightest indie game creators in the Independent Games Summit, Monday and Tuesday March 19-20, 2018. Attend lectures, postmortems representing diverse voices, experiences and perspectives, including many former and current Independent Games Festival finalists and winners. More info.



Moonshoot
Moonshoot is the fun and educational astronomy game developed by Snare Studios.

For More Info Follow on Twitter

Prism Wars

Prism Wars is a collection of quick, fun, classically-inspired arcade games that you can play alone or against anyone in the world.

Musicians: 


Help the band make new music and earn rewards. Lots of cool perks to choose from when you back this project. Pledge now to support new music by Under A Banner.

Watch Light Breaks Through from the Riot EP

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

February


Authors:  
How Indie Genre Fiction Ebooks Are Thriving Online. Read article from Forbes.

Check out Indipenned founder Mel Small's interview with Laurence O'Bryan of BooksGoSocial. Read here.

Business for Authors: How to Be an Author Entrepreneur. An Interview With Joanna Penn.

Crowdfunding:

Boston Metaphysical- The Scourge of the Mechanical Men




Follow Madeleine Holly-Rosing on Twitter


Filmmakers:
Free Daily Short
Tweeting a different free short film to their followers every day! Send them your short film to retweet.

Free Daily Short Website 

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Heckler Kane Creations- Weekly interviews with directors, actors, producers, musicians and creative talent.

Heckler Kane Creations is an independent film production company established in 2010. As film enthusiasts and supporters of indie film, The Imperfect Podcast was born to help film makers, actors screenwriters and creative talent that embrace the indie spirit share their stories about independent film making.

Heckler Cane Website 

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JOIN THE REVOLUTION

 

Use the hashtag #SupportIndieFilm to promote your film. Boost the signal and RT others using it. Join the Revolution! Use the image. DM FirstGlance Films and become part of the global supportindiefilm initiative.

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 18th Annual FirstGlance Film Festival


Read more about event here
 
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Game Development:


ClemmyGames: The Best of Indie Games



ClemmyGames Website

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Edamame Reviews 

Edamame Reviews - Connecting players with awesome iOS and Android games every day! Submit game for review.

Edamame Reviews Website 

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Musicians:

CONFERENCE  
ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MUSIC PRESENTS: INDIE-CON FEB 8
Indie-Con 2018 is now fast approaching . Get your tickets now to the the only conference in the UK to focus specifically on meeting the business needs of independent labels and self-releasing artists. 
Check out Indie-Con Website
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NEW MUSIC
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Sunday, December 31, 2017

Indie 2018


Authors/Writers:


The World’s Awakening to Independent Magazines
Founder of MagCulture, Jeremy Leslie talked to Zetteler about magazine publishers. Read interview here.

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Free Indie Book Reviews
Indipenned is looking for great independently published books to review. Review requests for all genres welcome. Click here for more information.

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The Small Publishers, Artists &Writers Network (SPAWN)
SPAWN provides information, resources and opportunities for anyone involved or interested in publishing, whether they are an author, freelance writer, artist or own a publishing company. SPAWN website.

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Smarter Artist Summit 
February 26 and 27th, authors and publishing experts from around the world meet in Austin, Texas. For more info check out their website

Cartoonists:  

THE MAGAZINE FOR TODAY'S COMIC STRIP ARTISTS AND FANS ALIKE!




A new publication for the comic arts. Winter issue of Comic Strip Cartoonist now available in print and PDF.
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Comic Book Artists:
DIGITAL COMICS SUBMISSIONS WANTED! 
Alterna Comics is looking to expand their digital catalog for 2018. Do you think your comic would make a great fit? Submit here.

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Filmakers:


#SupportIndieFilm

Join the Revolution! Use #SupportIndieFilm to promote your indie film and webseries tweets. RT and share others who use it! It's easy and it reaches millions everyday!

Follow Creator of #SupportIndieFilm, Firstglance Films on Twitter

The Dave Bullis Podcast
An award winning filmmaking and TV podcast. Imagine a free film school where each week you have a different teacher. Listen now.

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Game Developers:


IndieCade


Share your indie game screenshots, concept art, and music with their weekly features. Submit your work here.

IndieCade East 

International Festival of Independent Games February 16-18. Read more about the 11th Annual Event.

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Musicians:
Submit Your Music to 100 Blogs
One of your biggest challenges as a musician is getting heard. This free list will assist you in connecting with influencers and reviewers. Be sure to read the notes provided that detail guidelines and other useful info about specific music bloggers. 100 Music Blogs.


Vern Daysel
"Bone-rattling blues-inflected southern rock that’s insanely intense."
New album Blood of a Wolfe is out now. Watch lyric video for Letting Go and get your free album download.



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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Indie Artists Magazine Coalition Award, Image Expo 2018 and the 9th Annual Indie Series Awards



Indie Artists Magazines Coalition Award
Carlos Wilde is an eclectic and versatile singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composing in a wide range of music genres. Read about Carlos and his music.

Follow Entertainer of the Year Carlos Wilde on Twitter

Listen and buy music at Bandcamp  

 Check Out Other Winners

Read Indie Artist Magazine
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Comics:
Purchase your tickets for the February 21, 2018 event in Portland, Oregon. Image Expo 2018 is an opportunity for fans to meet artists and writers of their favorite creator-owned comics. In 1992, Image Comics changed the face of the comic book industry and now—more than 25 years later—Image Comics continues to inspire creativity and foster innovation.

Image Comics Website

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Webseries:


If you missed our regular entry deadline, you still have time to submit your webseries for #ISA9. The extended entry period runs through December 31. No submissions will be accepted after that date. Nominees will be revealed on January 31. Submission info.

Website

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Saturday, November 25, 2017

Indie Mag Awards Part-2, Reviews for Breathe Easy and the Montreal International Game Summit


Indie Magazine Awards Part 2:
Find out why print indie magazines are so compelling. Check out highlights from this year's Stack Awards. 400 entries whittled down to a shortlist of 111 titles from 48 cities around the world. And the Winners are...

Authors and Books:



Tune in to the radio show that interviews authors of fantasy, science fiction and horror. Listen to Speculative Fiction Cantina and other shows at Writestream Radio.

Crowdfunding: 

Holidaze: The All-Krampus Spectacular 

For those of you who may be unfamiliar, Krampus is the hooved and horned being that’s often seen as the antithesis of Santa Claus, punishing the wicked children of the world, be it beating them with birch rods, dipping them in ink, or carrying them off to the underworld in a wicker basket.
Join me in backing this project on Kickstarter 

Follow Holidaze Comics on Twitter
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Film: 
Breathe Easy
The clouds came and people changed! Everywhere! Our world is on fire! In every city and every town! Stay safe, protect what's yours! And Breathe Easy. Here's a collection of reviews for the global collaborative film Breathe Easy that was shot last year by 20 Directors in 10 Countries.

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Game Development: 
Montreal International Game Summit
The biggest professional video games industry event on the American East Coast. December 11-13. Visit website.

Follow Montreal International Game Summit on Twitter


Music:
Indie Music Channel
Go to the Indie Music Channel to find music, videos, info and more on singers and bands from around the world.


Thursday, November 9, 2017

Indie Magazines, Comic Strip Floyd and Crowdfunding a Feature-Length Movie Using Smartphones


Indie Magazines:
The Most Exciting New Magazines from 2017 at the Stack Awards


The Stack Awards are back for the third year, searching out the most exciting independent magazines published between October 2016 and September 2017. Shortlist: Launch of the Year

Take a tour of the independent publishing world with a pair of magazine experts.

Stack Magazines is a subscription service that delivers a different independent magazine to your door every month.Check out their website.

Follow Stack Magazine on Twitter.

Comic Strip:
Follow the weekly comic strip Floyd by self-described Comic Stripper Allan Tracy. Here's some of Allan's work from 2016.


Crowdfunding:
Help Make a Feature-Length Movie Shot on Smartphones. This Project is on Kickstarter Now!


Body & Soul is a drama-thriller set in the London music scene. It's about ordinary people trying to make it against the odds, in a tough and ruthless business. Ordinary folk trying to be extraordinary. People like me and you, reaching for the stars. Read about project details at Kickstarter.



Boston Metaphysical Society Will Be Crowdfunding on Kickstarter in Early 2018

Boston Metaphysical Society is a six issue steampunk supernatural comic mini-series written and created by Madeleine Holly-Rosing with art by Emily Hu. Visit website for details.

Follow Madeleine Holly-Rosing on Twitter.

Film:
 The Velvet Abstract

 

The Velvet Abstract has won its 6th award for best animated short at Frostbite Film festival in Colorado.  The film highlight's the detrimental damage we are doing to the environment, in a bid to raise awareness about our plight so that even more people can join the campaign to help save our planet.

Watch Trailer/ Read More About Film 

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Game Developers: 

Game Development Network
Looking for a friendly game development community? Join Game Development Network.

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The Indie Spot 
A podcast where @chocolatiergame reviews indie games with @WarSong in addition to talking about aspects of game design and indie games. Listen to podcast.

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Music:
BBC Introducing
If you are interested in finding indie bands or want your music heard on the BBC, check out BBC Introducing. Since its launch in 2007, BBC Music Introducing has been dedicated to discovering and supporting new music. BBC Introducing supports undiscovered and unsigned music. If you're making music, upload your best tracks.

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Meet the Band: Calling All Astronauts is an Electro-Goth Punk band from London. Take a few minutes and listen to Calling All Astronauts. 

Vote Here to Get National Airplay for Band.

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

Book Events, Third Contact Movie and Indie Week Canada

   
Authors and Books:

The Alliance of Independent Authors



The Alliance of Independent Authors is a Membership organization of indie authors & advisors.They offer a variety of resources, for example: four different podcasts each month aimed at varying skill levels; members showcase; advice blog and more. Three times a year the Alliance of Independent Authors host a free online author conference fringe to London Book Fair, Book Expo America and Frankfurt Book Fair. Read details about these resources other benefits offered by ALLi. 

Follow Indie Authors Alliance on Twitter


20 Books Vegas: November 3-5       


This conference is about what it takes to make money as an independent author. Topics include making money, leveraging multiple revenue streams, social media, federal tax issues, business organization & structure, plus more. Eleven guest speakers are scheduled to participate. Check out the details of this event.
 
Tuscon Festival Of Books: March 10-11

Self-published and emerging authors are welcome to apply. The selection criteria for Indie Author Pavilion participants is outlined here.

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Film



WATCH: Third Contact ~ SciFi Mystery Thriller by Simon Horrocks



MoMo Film Festival: Call for Entries 
"One of the most interesting and exciting events from around the world." ~ BBC World News

Submit your mobile film now to the Mobile Motion Film Festival.

Follow MoMo Film Fest on Twitter

 Music

 TICKETS ON SALE:
Indie Week Canada 2017
Music Festival
Industry Conference 
Nov 7-12


Indie Week Canada has become one of Canada’s premiere indie music festivals showcasing 250+ acts from all over the world in front of music industry professionals offering 6 nights of showcases, 25+ venues, music industry panels, industry judging, demo listening sessions, mentor-ships, sponsored stages and more. Click here for details.




Michael Egleton




Jazz/R&B/Soul


His music has been described as: "Fresh... New sound cut from an old cloth... Innovative and full of life experiences."

Sneak Peak at Michael Egleton’s new track ‘Situations’ off the upcoming album ‘In The Q’
Artist's Website