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Author Chris Lynch Discusses Everything You Want to Know About Self-Publishing

Date: October 13, 2012, Saturday

Time: 1 - 4 PM

Place: Torrance Municipal Airport - Zamperini Field (3301 Airport Drive, Torrance CA 90505)

Cost: $10 for the handouts and the venue

*The Speaker will have a powerpoint presentation, and handouts ready for the attendees.

In May of 2012, Christopher J. Lynch finished the first draft of his debut crime novel “One Eyed Jack.” By June 13th. he had it revised, edited, formatted, and published as both an e-book, and a “Print on Demand” on both Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Since then, he has enjoyed brisk sales, received rave reviews, done four author signings, and had it placed in Pages Bookstore, Small World Books, Apostrophe Books, and Frog Books. He also produced a video trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvraVL8dMY0,

and has done numerous guest blogs, author interviews, and promo pieces. How did he do it all in such a short time? He self-published.

Join us for an evening to explore the changing face of literature – self-publishing. Learn the ins and outs, the upside…and the downside of this brave new world we live in.

Christopher J. Lynch will share his experience and talk candidly about the self-publishing route and what it means to the writer of the 21st. Century. Some of the specific topics will be:

·What is traditional publishing versus self-publishing?
·Is self-publishing right for me, or for my book?
·What are the benefits to me, the writer, to self-publishing?
·What are the downsides to self-publishing?
·E-books, the agony and the ecstasy?
·What is POD (print on demand)?
·A crowded market place: “The good news is, anyone can self-publish. The bad news is, anyone can self-publish.”
·What are the steps necessary for self publishing?
·What are the costs involved?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative & enjoyable! I learned so much, and now have to process it all. Thank you for being so willing to share all you learned.

    October 14, 2012

  • Devi Anderson A.

    Chris Lynch was tremendously helpful, informative and encouraging. He's a compelling speaker and I look forward to seeing him at future events.

    October 14, 2012

  • Kristina J.

    Great info and learning from his experience

    October 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I had a great time working with some serious, inspired writers. I hope the information I passed on was helpful and that everyone who attended is able to meet their goals. Thanks again to Nutschell and the other organizers who made this happen and provided the opportunity to me.

    October 14, 2012

  • Alana

    Informative as always. Great to hear the real nitty-gritty pros and cons of self-publishing from an experienced self-published author.

    October 13, 2012

  • Samantha C.

    Good pace, very informative and enjoyable.

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    First-rate speaker.

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    He was very knowledgable and gave insight into both sides of the self-publishing. He got into the details that later burn you, ISBN, UBC, locking into Cleae Space and how much personal work is involved.

    October 13, 2012

  • scott m.

    The talk was very informative. Most of the information I knew already, but the parts that I did not know were worth my admission fee.

    October 13, 2012

  • Nutschell Anne W.

    Chris was a great speaker. Loved the powerpoint and the handout!

    October 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the website, Chris. I also read a good article today about writing for e-books. It is in the latest issue of "The Writer" . The article is "A successful journey into e-books".
    I am hoping to attend Saturday,but not sure yet if I can make it. It is always good to meet and chat with other writers.

    October 8, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a website that I came across after a friend and fellow writer, Lisa Willet Becker, author of "Click: An online love story" wrote an article for them and shared the link with me:
    http://publishmyself.net/

    October 8, 2012

  • William

    Here's a very good set of story structure videos, the examples are from film but the structure apples to children's books too (like Finding Nemo's there): www.youtube.com/clickokdotcodotuk

    September 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Here's a very good article on the business of formatting for e-books: http://bubblecow.co/a-quick-guide-for-self-publishers-worried-about-ebook-formats/

    I'll be speaking more about this at my talk.

    August 27, 2012

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