Resources for Authors and Small Publishers

Resources for Authors and Small Publishers

We are living through unprecedented times, and many of you have expressed interest in what Kyanite Publishing and the publishing industry as a whole are currently doing during the crisis.

As co-founder and publisher at Kyanite, I want to assure all our authors and readers that we are positioned to weather the impending economic storm. This has been a great opportunity to re-evaluate our goals and work toward them, and we’re excited about what the future holds.

Personally, my family and I are safe and we’re getting along as best we can under the lockdown. I’m working as usual (probably a little more, actually). The best part is that I’m writing again. I’m hoping to finish edits on The Assimilation Agent and start on Summer Camp for Seers next week.

Anyway, here’s a list of resources that could be of help to authors and publishers. I hope these help ease a few concerns or even spark a few ideas. My thoughts go out to all of you.

Please feel free to contact me directly with questions. I try and make time to answer them all. My favorite form of communication, besides Discord/Slack, is email. I may create a general Q&A post from those questions, time will tell.

If you know of resources that are not listed and would be helpful to this audience, please let me know.

-Sam

Resources

IBPA (Independent Book Publishers Association) Webinar: COVID-19 Industry Reactions and Moderated Q&A

IBPA COVID-19 Resource Center

What Publishers Are Doing To Help During The Coronavirus Pandemic: AAP (Association of American Publishers) Response to COVID-19

A curated feed of Book Publishing News from Jane Friedman and The Hot Sheet

Publisher’s Weekly Covid-19 Updates, Specials, Discounts

Ingram Content’s Publisher Preparedness Checklist

IRS Statement on Payment Deadline Extension

A Mighty Blaze (service for authors who have had tours canceled)

SBA (Small Business Administration) Disaster Relief Loans

Virtual Events and Content

Virtual Con hosted by Penguin Random House

Literary Hub Presents the Virtual Book Channel

Quarantine Book Club featuring Author Chats

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