Tuesday, May 3, 2011

The Wannabe's Journal for May 2011

I know our meeting is a few weeks off on May 20th but I thought I would remind you of a great seminar that is scheduled for this coming weekend in Springboro:

How to Get Your Book Published: 3 Options in the Changing World of Publishing

The Springboro Public Library

is hosting

How to Get Your Book Published
Saturday, May 7, 2011
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Former Writer's Digest publisher Jane Friedman will cover all the basics on how to get your book published, including how to research markets, write query letters, and contact agents. She'll also discuss the changing landscape of the publishing industry, and how/when to pursue the increasingly viable self-publishing and e-publishing options. You'll learn what it takes to capture the attention of a New York publisher, what expectations you should have when it comes to the marketing and promotion of your work, and how to determine which publishing option is the best to achieve your goals.

This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required, The library is located in Springboro at:

125 Park Lane
Springboro, OH 45066
(937) 748-3200 voice

Ms. Friedman is a member of the University of Cincinnati faculty and former editor of Writer Digest. She is well respected in the publishing industry and has been a speaker a number of local writer’s workshops. If you have not heard her speak I would highly recommend hearing her presentation.

Other news and articles that I would recommend:

The little Black Book of Self Publishing at Matt Gartland. Just search for the article in his blog site. Here is the site address: http://mattgartland.com/about/

Self Publishing is the Future at http://thenextweb.com/apps/2011/04/19/self-publishing-is-the-future-this-is-your-guide/

40 free tools for Authors At Teleread.com: http://www.teleread.com/paul-biba/40-free-tools-for-authors-by-piotr-kowalczyk/

How to Self Pub on Amazon, Kindle and IBookstore: http://www.dragosroua.com/how-to-self-publish-on-amazon-kindle-and-ibookstore/

Self Publishing 101 – A guest post by Briana Pierce http://epmarcellin.com/2011/04/29/self-publishing-101/

This last blog post is one of the best I have read recently in summarizing your options.

I hope everyone is well. I can understand that there are days when it is perfectly fine to curl up in the corner of the couch and read a good book. But two weeks is a bit too much. I have actually caught up with my reading and organizing my office.

Hope you all have a great week and keep afloat. Hope to see you on Saturday if not then on the 20th at our next regular schedule meeting at Panera.

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