July is Ink Smith Publishing’s Anniversary month. We started in July 2012. Our initial goal was to publish the best in Fantasy Fiction, Science Fiction and Horror. However that quickly changed. After several great submission in genres ranging from Comedy, Paranormal and Thrillers, we changed what we were looking for to one simple thing, a well written and developed book that readers couldn’t put down. That’s why in our catalog you will see a wide range of genres.
Starting today, we are offering select ebooks on Amazon.com for free! This offer will go from July 23rd to 27th. Don’t miss out!
Starting August 1st 2015, we will begin our first annual submission contest. This year, we are looking for books in the genres of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Horror. We will be selecting one winner for each genre.
Click the Link Below for more information.
- $25 Dollar Gift Card to Barnes and Noble
- $15 Dollar iTunes Gift Card
- An Autograph copy of The Coat
- An Autograph copy of Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
- An Autograph copy of Celestina Silvenfare: The Legend Begins
- An Autograph copy of Daemon Theory
- An Autograph copy of Incredible Edible Meg
- An Autograph copy of Polar Night
- 3 Original Cover Artworks by Hargrove Perth
- 1 Original Art Work from Mary Ann Powell and Horse Tales
There are plenty of ways to enter and over a hundred dollars worth in prizes!
Be sure to enter today.
The giveaway will run between July 1st and July 31st. We are very excited to enter into our 3rd year!
I must admit this book release is not one to miss. Some of the prizes to win are quite incredible. The writing journal presented by the author Amber Lanier Nagle is beautiful and I wish I could win it myself, but I can’t. So I hope someone who loves it as much as I enters daily to win this gorgeous gift. Not to mention other great prizes which include a paperback version of the book, ebooks, the blue bird on the cover and of course the journal. There are several ways to enter, but you can tweet daily about the giveaway along with posting on your blog about the giveaway. This is also Native Ink Press’ first book release! I could not be more excited.
In Project Keepsake, Amber Lanier Nagle shares fifty-five stories behind the objects people gather and display proudly on shelves or stow away in dark closets—a bluebird paperweight, a pocket watch, a quilt, a locket, a piece of furniture, a cake pan, a scrap of paper, and other sacred items. Each story breathes life into the inanimate objects. A few years ago, Nagle began writing stories about her own keepsakes to preserve the histories surrounding special items in her home. She encouraged friends and family members to write stories about their keepsakes, too, and they did. And so, the project was born. Her book, Project Keepsake, has three simple goals: to prompt aspiring writers to put their pens to paper and try their hands at writing, to cultivate a renewed interest in storytelling, and to record the many stories associated with keepsakes and mementoes. She hopes that Project Keepsake finds its way into your hands and inspires you to tell the many stories of your own keepsakes. For readers and fans who are hesitant to try to write their own stories, Nagle offers a chapter titled, “Writing About Keepsakes,” including tips and examples. Here are a few of her tips:
Identify a Keepsake—look around your house, on your shelves, in your drawers, in your closets, and in curio cabinets until you find something that has a special place in your heart. Brainstorm—start with a blank sheet of paper and just start writing everything that comes to your mind about your keepsake. Don’t worry about making it sound good at this point. Just get your thoughts on paper. Where did it come from? How long have you had it? What does it look like? Why is it significant to you? Organize your Thoughts—Some writers use outlines to organize all the elements of a story, while other people prefer to draw bubble diagrams to help map it out. Put Pen to Paper—Using the notes from your outline or bubble diagram, write your story. Revise and Polish—Look at your opening paragraph and make it stronger. Make sure your subjects and verbs agree. Check spelling, capitalization, punctuation, and grammar. Replace weak verbs with stronger verbs. Add a dash of dialogue. Revise Again—Put away your story for about two weeks. Don’t think about it. Then, take it out and read it as if you are reading it for the first time. Keep revising your story until you are happy with it.
Enter the giveaway for Project Keepsake today and be entered to win free books and great prizes!
Congratulations to the following winners for the January book giveaway!
Tobi Helton– Winner of the Paperback book of choice.
Ashley Finnegan– Winner of the Ink Smith Publishing eBook package
Tanya Gaunt, Clark Mei, Leah Holloway, Sharyl Saromines, Kerri Mclaughlin– Winners of the eBook of the their choice, either The Coat or Five Corners: The Marked Ones.
We are very excited to have concluded our first giveaway. Thank you for everyone who have participated in this giveaway! We hope that you continue to support not only us, but the authors at Ink Smith Publishing by entering into all of our upcoming giveaways. We are constantly adding new features including new prizes and now daily entry.
Check our contest page for more information.
Our March release, Samhain School Of Ancient Knowledge has been moved up to February 20th 2014. We are pleased to present our second book release giveaway. We have added new options, including daily entry, blog posts and new prizes. We will be adding a few more prizes in the next few days, but you can enter the contest as of now. Entering is simple and best of all… FREE! So if you like supporting authors, reading and free things enter the contest today!
We want to have a competition. Let’s make that delicate process of finding a publisher a little more fun.
We are still working out details, but the few readers we have here on wordpress can get a head start of thinking about what they are going to say!
So here is what we have so far:
In a submission addressed to Ashley and the subject of the email titled as Submission Contest/Last name/ Book Name, please include a catchy cover letter. Have fun telling us about yourself, and how you came to be a writer. Then in place of our normal request for a synopsis, we are asking for one sentence describing your book. Hook us. Seduce us. After the one sentence, we are asking for a synopsis of your book in 300 words or less… and yes we will be counting each of those words.
The contest will be held sometime in Spring. The winner will receive a contract to join and be published by Ink Smith Publishing.
Spread the word! If you have any questions, feel free to respond to this post!
By: Evelyn Allen Harper
Release Date: January 9th 2014
Susan Cook, a residential real estate agent, has no reason to believe that her customer, Charles Holiday, is anything but an ordinary buyer. Charles is neither ordinary nor a buyer. When Charles’ past catches up with him, Susan is thrown into a life changing adventure.
Charles is flying them to safety when his plane crashes. Susan, Charles and a huge fur coat survive the crash. The coat protects the two of them from the elements, but not from Charles’ enemies.
If you haven’t had a chance to enter the book giveaway for this book, you still have time!
Do you like free stuff? Do you like to read?
Enter Ink Smith Publishing’s book giveaway today!
You can win free paperback books, ebooks and more!
All you have to do is complete the entry by clicking the photo or link below. To enter you can like us on Facebook, follow us on twitter or our new option, POST A WRITTEN BLOG POST! Simple easy and many of them you can do daily.
We will now be giving away one free book a month via these giveaways! This month you will have the option to choose which book you want due to our calendar schedule of two books released, The Coat or Five Corners: The Marked Ones. By following our Facebook page or Twitter you will be informed with information on the most recent giveaway and other events.
Enter and share! This is a great opportunity!