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Self-Publishing Challenges and Opportunities

Self-Publishing Challenges & Opportunities
by Kim Bookless and Joe Vangsness

Thursday, August 16,[masked]:30pm - 7:45pm
Chicago Public Library Lincoln Park Branch
Community Meeting Room
1150 W. Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

We’re very pleased to announce that the first meeting of the Chicago Self-Publishing Meetup Group will be held on Thursday, August 16, 2012 from 6:30pm to 7:45pm at the Chicago Public Library Lincoln Park Branch.

The library is located at the intersection of Fullerton and Racine. It’s accessible by CTA bus #74 on Fullerton and is 3 blocks west of the CTA Red Line. Parking is available on the street and in the lot east of the building on Fullerton.

We will be in the library’s Community Meeting Room, which will open at 6:00pm. Our presentation will begin at 6:30pm, but feel free to come a little early.

6:30pm - 7:15 pm Presentation: Self Publishing Challenges & Opportunities
7:15pm - 7:45 pm Open Forum
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Presentation: Self-Publishing Challenges & Opportunities
We’ll kickoff our first meeting with a short presentation that will review some of the trends and developments in the self-publishing field, as well as the options for getting your book or work published.

Open Forum
We are interested in learning what self-publishing issues or questions you have so we’ll use the time after the presentation to talk about specific topics you’d like the group to address in the future. If you know of someone who might be interested in conducting a short presentation at a future meeting on something relating to self-publishing, please send them our way.

About Kim Bookless
Kim Bookless is a freelance writer and editor based in downtown Chicago. She writes and edits a variety of materials from grant applications to book proposals to magazine articles. She has recently embraced the irony of her last name and now offers self-publishing consulting services to prospective authors.

About Joe Vangsness
Joe Vangsness is an information technology consultant in Chicago working with small to medium sized businesses, nonprofits and professionals. He offers information technology strategy, internet marketing strategy, web design/development and training. He is the organizer of the Small Business Technology of Chicago group which has a page on meetup.com.


Joe Vangsness [masked]
Kim Bookless [masked]


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  • A former member
    A former member

    This group represents a much needed resource in Chicago. Hope leadership will keep up your great work, and we are looking forward to the next meeting.

    August 16, 2012

  • Reno L.

    I enjoyed the meeting tonight. It was a very informative presentation and pleasant group of folks. I do not want to be too self-serving but I invite those of you who are interested, to take a look at my 30 minute TV show "Authors Showcase" which is largely about indie authors at http://youtu.be/e7of73vAPw0 or http://AuthorsBrodCast.com . Looking forward to more intraction.

    August 16, 2012

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