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Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network
The Small Publishers, Artists and Writers Network (SPAWN) provides information, resources and opportunities for everyone involved in or interested in publishing, whether you are an author, freelance writer, artist or you own a publishing company.
SPAWN also encourages the exchange of ideas, information, and other mutual benefits. On this Web site you will find information on writing, marketing, and publishing. It also offers links to research sources, publishers, printers, and the media.
As a member of SPAWN, you can enjoy all of the benefits listed above, plus the following:
- Member E-mail Discussion Group. In SPAWNDiscuss, you can discuss publishing with knowledgeable publishers, writers, and authors. Get answers to all your publishing questions!
- Market Update. The valuable Market Update will appear every month, letting us know exactly what is going on with magazine and book publishers. Each issue of the Market Update lists dozens (sometimes hundreds) of opportunities and resources for freelance writers, artists, photographers and publishers as well as authors who are seeking a publisher or promoting one or more books. Locate thousands more resources and informational tidbits in the vast SPAWN Market Update archives.
- Audio recordings. Twenty two audio recordings on topics ranging from publicity to overcoming writer's block are available for members to download at their convenience from the private member area of the SPAWN web site.
- Free Ebook
Members may choose a free ebook when they join or renew. (Read more about the book selections on our Member page.)
- Members-Only Discounts. SPAWN members receive discounts on products and services such as editorial services, book cover design, interior layout services, consulting, printing, and writing software. The Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) also offers all SPAWN members a $30 discount on IBPA memberships. (You can read more details about specific discounts on the Member page.)
- Event Calendar. Members may submit events. After approval, your events will be available online for everyone to see.
- SPAWN Member Health Plan. An affordable alternative to expensive health insurance. This health plan is not insurance. It is a discount supplemental health benefits program providing discounts from 20% to 60% on health, dental, and chiropractic services, as well as vision services and products, and prescriptions. To learn more about the SPAWN plan, visit the SPAWN Plan page.
- Catalog of Member Books & Services. Members can list their books and services for other SPAWN members and for the public. Download the SPAWN Catalog of Member Books and Services now!
- Book Festivals. When SPAWN reserves booths at Book Festivals, we invite our members to participate at a reduced rate.
Get more details about ALL the benefits of SPAWN membership on the Member page.
Who Are We?
SPAWN is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation. SPAWN members include:
- book manufacturers
SPAWN Officers and Advisory Board
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