We want to make submitting as fast and easy as possible. We use this page to introduce people to submitting things to us. We encourage you to bookmark the forms you may use repeatedly once you have the hang of it all. To that end, not all parts of all online forms pertain to everyone’s reason for being here. Simply ignore things that you don’t know or need. We have split up the submissions into types, and then made the options available as clear as possible in those areas of interest. If for any reason you need further explanation of things in any part of our system, or if you are interested in joining our fact-checking or historical info-finding staff, Click this:
Creators hold a special place in the universe. People who take the time to create characters, tell stories, make their own realities based around those ideas, or play instruments, write songs, are actors, comedians, or otherwise entertain us as INDEPENDANTS – not having corporate backing, deserve all the recognition they can get. We work to provide as much reliable and up to date information about creators we know about, as we can…and make sure you know how and where to get ahold of their work, whenever possible. Our records are for the sake of history, so someday, people will know who did what, even if they never “made it”.
- You do not have to BE the creator to submit information about a creator. Any and all creators we learn about will have their own spot in our system that will present everything we know about the creator, alive or dead. Our submission form linked below is designed for anyone to use to send in information, we will compare it to information we already have if we have any, attempt to verify anything that needs verified, and go from there. This submission page is linked under each person’s spot, so if you are browsing the archive, and suddenly know you have information we don’t, you can skip over to submit it without losing your spot in browsing the archive.
- Any publications that an individual has worked on, can and will be displayed with their information, in a dynamic system. Publications when listed, get tagged to the creators names and appear automatically, be they past or present publications. For us to present publishers and their publications properly, our system has us create sub sites for each, which are then populated with the info we know and books we have on record. If the publisher is active, we ask that they take control of the sub site and enter those things if at all possible. You can learn more about that in the SPA (Self Publisher Association) system. Publications are added separately, then assigned to each creator they pertain to, so a book that 4 people worked on, will show under each person’s name, but only need entered into the system once.
- So that’s it, go, fill out the form…help us build the base of information we will use to build the Indyfest Hall of Fame archives.
We gather news releases any way we can, but this way is our preferred way to receive one. News will be posted ASAP on the Indyfest News Site homepage. Also, use this to tell us of your Crowdfunding projects on any platform (Kickstarter, IndieGoGo, etc)
We will add events to our Calendar, large or small, near or far, so that anyone, anywhere, can get information on what’s going on in the Indy Scene, anytime and see if they can make it to the event if they can. So tell us about your book signings, convention appearances, online contests, band gigs, parties, whatever…we’ll load them in, and make the calendar a must-check resource.
Your basic listing info will be used in both our online Archive display and the Availability Guide, as well as for the Hall of Fame system. You don’t have to be a member or otherwise purchase anything to be listed and have your works made available. While Membership will give you many advantages and options, all you need to do is:
Getting your publications listed in our system is as easy as filling out a form. If you wish to submit them ALL AT ONCE in a spreadsheet form, please REQUEST THE SAMPLE, and we’ll do it that way. Otherwise, you can add them one at a time with the form:
Please note that your listings work much more effectively if you take advantage of the other listing options available for both companies and creators. Getting actively involved in how the Indyfest system works in concert with WordPress technology, and social media connectivity, will increase the number of people that know about your work, more than any other thing you can do.