March 2011 Independent and Small Press Month

As many of you know, I will be pre-occupied with the new bundle of joy for the next month or so, but in my absence, I’ve got a great line-up of small and independent press owners and publishers, some guest reviews, and other goodies coming in March.

I dubbed this event a Celebration of Independent and Small Press Month.  Lucky for me, I was able to “twist” the arm of another blogger, Shellie from Layers of Thought, to make me some fantastic buttons and a banner for everyone to use in March who wants to jump on the bandwagon.  Check out these cool buttons and banner she created:

The banner:

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The two badges:

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What do you think?

For those of you still interested in writing up guest reviews of small and indie press published books, please contact me or send in your reviews by Feb. 25 with all the graphics, links, and personal information you would like included.


  1. What a fine idea, Serena, – and a lovely collaboration and execution with Shellie (Layers of Thought) on the buttons. We’ll proudly display one on our site for the month of March.

    • I’m glad that you like the buttons and are willing to use one for your own site. I’m looking forward to monitoring the comments next month. I think your interview is the best way to kick it off.

  2. I love the buttons and am looking forward to participating!

  3. The badges are beautiful and I support your object of talking about small presses. They are often suppressed by these huge publishing houses, though the former usually carry more interesting titles.

  4. I think between the two of us they look rather splendid. And contrasted on the back ground for your blog even better!

    Looking forward to the posts for this event!

  5. I think they look great! Looking forward to my guest spot. 😉

  6. What beautiful buttons and what a great idea! (wish I had something to contribute!)

    • If you have a book that is small press or indie published and you wish to review it during that month, feel free to contribute. I don’t have many guest reviews.