Nicole Wells - Author/Designer
Looking for some new reads?
Don't miss the amazing Indie fantasy novels here on the September 2021 Indie new release directory:
-September 7th, 2021 - Logical Magic by Nicole A Oliver (YA Fantasy)
-September 7th, 2021 - Snow Wicked White: A Glass Slipper Adventure (Book 4) by Allie Burton (Fantasy/Fairytale Retelling)
-September 17th, 2021 - Empire of Dragons by Rachel L. Schade (YA Fantasy)
-September 24th, 2021 - The Dark King and the Eternal Dance by Alesha Adamson (Fantasy/Mythological Retelling)
-September 27th, 2021 - Bleeding Hearts (Once Upon A Monster Book 1) by Emma Hamm (Gothic Romance/Paranormal-Vampire-Fantasy)
-September 28th, 2021 - A Drive Through Time by Andrei Saygo (Historical Sci-Fi)
Are you an Indie author or avid ready with October 2021 new release recommendations for us to add to our directory?
Leave us a note in the comments!
*Covers shown above were provided by the author(s) and are promoted here (unpaid) with their permission. Starry Ink Press does not charge to promote Indie authors or their books.*
Nominations for the September Indie Author of the Month Award - Cover Contest Open August 27th *Nominations Are Now Closed*
Nominations for the September Indie Author of the Month Award - Cover Contest open August 27th 2021!
This month's indie author award is being presented in partnership with MIBLart, who will present the winning author with a free ebook cover for 1 novel of their choice.
To keep our awards as fair as possible, we have assembled a panel of experienced and objective judges who LOVE indie authors and their books to judge for the final award, which will include:
-1 professional ebook cover with commercial use rights, sponsored by our partners at MIBLart
-A written interview on the Starry Ink Press Blog
-Entry into the 2021 Starry Reader Awards in December
Additionally, Starry Ink Press will present a separate reader's choice award cash prize of $50 USD payed via PayPal to the cover with the most popular votes during the voting phase, which begins September 1st 2021.
Nominations for the September Indie Author of the Month Awards - Cover Contest open August 27th 2021 and close on August 30th 2021 at 11:59pm CST.
Please keep the following notes in mind when nominating a cover:
-This contest is for Sci-Fi or Fantasy Book Covers Only (Romantic subplot is fine, but Sci-Fi or Fantasy must be the main plot.
-Indie and Hybrid (some self-published books while traditionally publishing others at the same time) are all welcome, but the cover nominated MUST be an indie published book (no traditionally-published books will be considered).
-Not-yet-published covers are welcome IF the book is up for pre-order and has a link we can use for the judges to verify that it is on the market at the time of voting.
-Each nominated author will be contacted to give us permission to include their cover in our contest.
-Single-author books only; anthologies/collections/co-authored pieces will not be considered.
-Judges cannot submit/judge their own books for consideration, but authors/designers who are not on the judge's panel are welcome to submit their own books for consideration (ie: you can nominate yourself if you're not a judge).
-You do not need to know the author's designer to nominate a book; we can ask the author.
**Nominations are now closed. Please come back for the voting period on September 5th 2021.**
Good luck all!
Submit Your Book For September's Indie/Hyrbid Author New Release Directory **Submissions Are Now Closed**
**Updated 9/3/21 - Submissions are now closed for September New Releases.**
Now is the time for interested authors to submit your book for September's Indie/Hybrid author new release directory (and no, you do not have to be published with Starry Ink Press in order to be included).
Submissions will be accepted for the September directory now thru August 27th at 11:00pm CST.
This directory is for:
-Indie and Hybrid authors
-Fantasy and/or Sci-Fi authors of any sub-genre
-Books targeted at middle-grade level and up
Anyone can submit a book that is scheduled for release in September as long as all fields are included. However, only the actual authors may submit book covers, and must give us permission to share the cover photo with our readers and authors when submitting their entry.
The completed directory will be compiled into a series of photos and/or videos to promote the books in September on Starry Ink Press LLC's Instagram and Facebook pages as well as compiled into a document that can be downloaded here on our blog.
Ready to submit your upcoming release to the directory?
Starry Ink Press congratulates Carol Beth Anderson: August indie author of the month!
Carol Beth Anderson was born and raised in the Arizona desert, where she played make-believe games with her twin sister and older brother, transforming blankets into princess capes and her mother’s dresses into fine gowns. Almost as soon as she learned to write words, she began turning them into stories.
Beth is the author of the Sun-Blessed Trilogy and The Magic Eaters Trilogy, as well as The Curio Cabinet: A Collection of Miniature Stories and Early Readers Catch the Worms: How Alpha, Beta, and ARC Readers Can Help You Publish a Better Novel. Her next book is Faerie Fallen, a YA romantic fantasy novel.
In addition to writing, Beth enjoys baking sourdough bread, acting in community theater productions, hanging out with her teenage kids, husband, and miniature schnauzer, and hosting high-school exchange students.
----Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted for authors for the August 2021 indie author of the month award, the theme of which was to recognize authors who truly pay it forward to the author community.
Starry Ink Press thanks all of the other authors who participated in our first author of the month awards. Each of you were more than deserving of a win yourselves, and it has been an honor to spotlight you and the good you give back to the writing community this month.----
Want to learn more about Carol Beth Anderson: August indie author of the month? Click HERE to check out Carol Beth's Instagram.
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In the midst of the Author of the Month voting enthusiasm we are excited to take a moment and announce that Starry Ink Press has signed Melissa Wise's 'A Thread of Magic': A Rumpelstiltskin retelling.
Melissa Wise, fantasy romance author of Hades' Queen (Page Publishing, 2001), has signed a 10-year exclusive contract with Starry Ink Press to include print, ebook, and audiobook rights for A Thread of Magic.
A Thread of Magic is planned for release in late 2022.
Starry Ink Press signed this steamy fantasy romance as one of our debut novels because Melissa Wise's masterful storytelling will keep our readers on the edge of their seats. The creative reimagining of characters, traditionally considered to be villains, as swoon-worthy heroes and heroines is an art that Melissa exhibits to the highest standard, which makes A Thread of Magic truly stand out in the genre.
-To contact Starry Ink Press with questions about this announcement, or for media information, please click HERE.
-To learn more about Melissa Wise, please check out her Instagram HERE.
-For more information on publishing with Starry Ink Press LLC, please click HERE.
*The working cover for A Thread of Magic was designed by Getcovers.com*
Starry Ink Press LLC is now accepting Fantasy & Sci-Fi Submission in the following sub-genres:
Acceptable works should be written in English, be the work of only 1 author (no ghost-written works or co-authorships at this time), and be between 50,000 and 110,000 words in length.
You can see more information on our submission guidelines as well as submit your pitch to Starry Ink Press HERE.
Agents are welcome to submit on behalf of their authors, and authors without agents are welcome to submit their queries as well as this time.
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-Have questions that are not answered on the submissions page? Click HERE.
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The August 2021 Indie Author of the Month Voting Poll is now open, and will remain open thru August 15th 2021 at 11:59pm CST.
Thank you to all the amazing indie authors who participated in our first nomination period for the Moving Stars Indie Author of the Month Award!
Our theme for the August Author of the Month awards was recognizing and celebrating indie authors who lift up others and pay it forward to the indie author community. The prize for the August winner will be:
-$100 cash (sent to the winner via PayPal)
-1 round of technical editing for 1 book of the author's choice (choice of 1 line edit, 1 copy edit, or 1 proofread)
-Entry into the "Starry Reader" Awards (held in December)
We have tallied your nominations, and listed all nominated authors in the voting poll below. Your nominations (and bonuses) will be added to the final vote count for each author before results are announced on August 17th 2021.
Before you cast your vote, take a minute to scroll through the slideshow and meet the authors, as well. You may find some new favorites to follow.
Voting has now closed. Please check our new blog on 8/17 to see the winner announcements.