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Brandywine Valley Writers Group Meetup

March 19th BVWG Meeting:

Panel Discussion on Independent Publishing


So, you’re thinking about independently publishing your book, eh? The timing may be right. What will you use — CreateSpace? Smashwords?  Are you going to publish as an independent author — or does it make sense to publish as an independent press? And what’s the difference?

So many questions! That’s why the Brandywine Valley Writers Group is hosting a panel discussion on independent publishing for its March Meeting. Come on out to the Boat Room at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House in West Chester (and more on that change in venue in a moment) and hear different perspectives on independent publishing from…

Bring questions to ask and paper to take notes on! This will be a great, informative evening that will provide a lot of information on this rapidly changing world.

One-time Location Change!

Since Ryan’s Pub is an Irish pub and since St. Patrick’s day is well worth an extended celebration, our usual room at Ryan’s is unavailable on Tuesday night. So, for March we’re holding our meeting in the Boat Room at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, which is just a few blocks east of Ryan’s on Gay Street. You can click the link above to see the location of Doc Magrogan’s on Google Maps.

For those of you not clicking through the link, Doc Magrogan’s is located at 117 East Gay St. in West Chester, which is just east of the Post Office building at Gay and Matlack Streets.  Parking on the streets is metered till 10, but just around the corner at Matlack and Chestnut is a public parking garage.


Although meetings officially start at 7:00 pm, many of us show up early to have a meal and catch up with each other. You can also order food and drink (on your own tab) throughout the meeting. The program generally lasts approximately 75 minutes. However, people stay as long as they like after the official program and we sometimes close the place.

Officers of the group are currently:

  • Mark Mitchell - President
  • James Breslin - Vice President
  • Jurgen Flood - Treasurer
  • Wayne A. "Tony" Conaway - Publicity
  • Ginny Beards - Secretary
  • Dick Lolla - Web Site Administrator

Please check the event schedule for information on the programs and for additional meeting content and locations. You can find additional information on our Facebook page and on our web site: www.bvwg.org.

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  • Jill E. C.

    Hey - I enjoyed attending with my Husband and meeting so many friendly, interesting folks! You gave me so many ideas on just how to proceed with my project. I am looking forward to attending the next meeting. Oh - the Bellinis were not shabby either!

    April 22, 2013

    • Wayne Anthony C.

      Glad you and your husband enjoyed it, Jill! (They make Bellinis - champagne and peach juice - at Ryan's Pub?)

      April 22, 2013

    • Jill E. C.

      Or a reasonable facsimile. Some sort of Champagne and probably peach schnapps - no juice or nectar. Barely anyone carries that ingredient for some reason!

      April 22, 2013

  • Anne P.

    Bob and I are each reading one of Jon McGoran's books. We find it very interesting to meet the author and then read one of his/her works. It's a whole different experience from reading the "author from afar." We do find ourselves more critical, but that is because we have had the chance to see the author as a fellow human on the same journey--only usually farther along.

    April 22, 2013

  • lorinda l.

    Jorgen, Jim and Scott gave wonderfully personalized journeys of their self publishing experiences. In the changing world of publishing, it was fascinating to get a close glimpse of some various alternatives. Thanks!

    March 21, 2013

  • John D.

    Wish I could make it, but at least I'm missing for a good, writerly reason... I'll be in Vancouver, visiting the set of INTELLIGENCE. Have a good meetup, and hope to see you in April!

    3 · March 13, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Great meeting last night. I enjoyed hearing the speakers and their adventures in publishing. It's wonderful to be part of such an interesting group of writers. Looking forward to future meetings.

    March 20, 2013

  • Laura T.

    Last night was very informative. Many thanks to the panel and to Mark Mitchell our leader. We had to leave at 9:30 (husband had to get up early this morning). But it was great, as was the venue (in case we need an alternative in the future) - it was easy to hear the speakers and see.

    March 20, 2013

  • Jane B.

    Last night's meeting was wonderful as always. I appreciate the group very much and enjoyed seeing friends and learning lots. Thank you to everyone who came.

    March 20, 2013

  • Celeste M.

    Very informative. It was useful to hear three different experiences and perspectives.

    March 20, 2013

  • Jim B.

    Thanks everyone! Here's a link to the blog post about the alternate book covers we looked at for Chester County Fiction. http://jimbreslin.com/2011/12/13/525/

    1 · March 19, 2013

  • Sharon

    I was excited to find this group but can't make the first meeting. I'm a psychologist on Gay St and preparing my first book for self-publishing. If anyone has time to share the notes of the meeting over coffee in WC one day, please contact me.

    March 17, 2013

  • Ellie V. Searl - P.

    Looking forward to another meeting.

    March 13, 2013

  • Scott P.

    Looking forward to joining the other panelists this month!

    March 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    would like to read from picassos ghost just published

    1 · March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      thank you lorinda

      March 12, 2013

  • Julia Rose G.

    Why is my photo cut off below the nose? My face actually does include a mouth and chin. Really! I'm not kidding. MTW602

    1 · March 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      marie it looks great!

      March 12, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      mystery

      March 12, 2013

  • Julia Rose G.

    I'll be at home searching for the bottom half of my face

    4 · March 12, 2013

  • lorinda l.

    My photo is not too writerly, but extremely mysterious, almost haunting.

    1 · March 11, 2013

  • Julia Rose G.

    I like your photo, too Lorinda -

    March 11, 2013

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