Join us at the Chicago Self-Publishing Group as we explore the dynamic world of self-publishing and indie publishing.
We meet every month and we welcome anyone interested in learning about self-publishing:
- self-published authors who want to learn more or share their experiences
- writers looking for information on how to self-publish
- professionals who are not writers but want to publish material related to their work
- book designers, graphic designers, and ebook formatters
- publishing industry professionals
- marketing and PR professionals
Our focus is not on the writing process but rather how to publish books without having to deal with the gatekeepers of traditional publishing (literary agents, publishing companies, etc.).
We'll explore all aspects of self-publishing, including ebooks, print on demand, book marketing, author platforms, writing tools and publishing technology, small presses, and much more. We will feature short presentations by self-published authors, book marketers, and others involved in the wonderful world of indie publishing.
Whatever your relationship to self-publishing, we invite you to join us to share your knowledge and learn from our speakers and group members.
Kim Bookless, Organizer
Welcome Chicago Self-Publishers!
May 7 · 11:00 AM
Sleaze-Free Selling for Authors
The biggest challenge that all entrepreneurs face—but especially authors—is that the thing you’re selling is also a thing that you CREATED. This makes putting it out... Learn more
March 19 · 12:00 PM
Write and Self-Publish Your Non-Fiction Book
Writing a nonfiction book is a great way to establish expertise on a subject or market yourself and your business. Join us to learn how to capture your thoughts, ideas,... Learn more
February 21 · 2:30 PM
[FULL] Public Speaking for Shy Authors
We capped attendance at this meeting at 30 people and it's currently full. If you have RSVP'd Yes and can no longer make it, please change your RSVP to No so someone... Learn more
January 23 · 2:30 PM
Self-Publishing 101: How To Do It Well
If you’re new to self-publishing, or if you’ve self-published before and need a refresher, this in-depth look at the fundamentals of self-publishing is for you. We’ll... Learn more
Dec 6, 2015 · 3:30 PM
Self-Publishing Authors, You Need an Editor!
Hiring the right editor at the right time is one of the most important things you can do for your book. Join us on Sunday, December 6, 3:30-5:30pm at Next Door Cafe,... Learn more