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Creative Connections Meetup

Topic: Where self publishing is going and how to take advantage of it

Brent Sampson, founder and CEO of Outskirts Press, will present the latest, most advanced options in self-publishing.  He’ll cover:

· How to use self-publishing to market and grow your business

· Difference between major publishing houses, independent publishers, and print on demand, plus e-books

· What opportunities are emerging as the book trade evolves into new forms

· How to identify which format is for you and how to begin the first step

Brent Sampson Biography

After years of frustration and turmoil as a writer at the mercy of an outdated publishing industry, Brent Sampson envisioned a better way to get published that could benefit all writers. In 2002, he founded Outskirts Press, a custom book publishing solution that provides a cost-effective, fast, and powerful way to help authors publish and distribute their books worldwide while leaving all the control, flexibility, and profits in the hands of the author.

In his capacity as the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Marketing Officer, Brent has established himself as an expert in the field of publishing and promotion through the publication of several books, including the bestseller Sell Your Book on Amazon. Brent is also an active participant and member of several leading publishing and writing associations nationwide, including The Small Publishers Association of North America and The Colorado Independent Publishers Association.


For creative professionals in the Denver area, Creative Connections is your networking alternative. Our purpose? To foster working relationships among local creative pros. Join us the 1st & 3rd Friday's of the month from 9-10:30 a.m (Holidays excluded. Please check schedule).You’ll learn from in-the-know industry speakers, get the scoop on other local creative businesses and connect with other talented professionals with skills that complement your own. No-pressure networking. Creative Connections members play well together. So there are no rules limiting the number of graphic designers, writers, photographers—or lion tamers, for that matter—who can join. No dues. No mandatory attendance. We’re not a leads group—although members do collaborate on a variety of creative projects. Creative Connections’ only rule, really, is that you work as a creative professional. Defining creative: Anyone who is actively & directly involved in the following industries / fields and providing these services to others or in need of these services. Print - TV – Radio - Internet - Video – Photography - Artists (All forms) – Writers - Marketing, Advertising & Public Relations. Others that are not listed upon approval of the Creative Connections Management team.

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  • Gary P.

    Very informative.

    December 10, 2012

  • Josh J.

    Today was my first time at the connection. I enjoyed the speaker and group this morning. It was a pleasure meeting a few of you afterward as well. I hope to be able to attend future events. Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday.

    December 7, 2012

  • Steve S.

    Great Speaker, Great Group!

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I really enjoyed today's presentation. Very informative.

    December 7, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    The speaker is very knowledgable.

    December 7, 2012

  • Megan E E.

    I always wish there is more time for connection afterwards. I appreciated the topic and the speaker. Brent was very knowledgeable and one of the more engaging and down to earth people I've heard speak on the self-publishing subject.

    December 7, 2012

    • Megan E E.

      Thank you Brent, and thanks to the organizers as well. Here's to a new place and more exciting things in 2013!

      December 7, 2012

  • David B.

    Good meeting and networking. Enjoyed learning about the realities of publishing today. Great speaker.

    December 7, 2012

  • Kate S.

    Looking forward to this morning, meeting new people and hearing our guest speaker.

    December 7, 2012

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