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The ever changing face of publishing

I can't believe how much publishing has changed in just the short period of times I've been holding these lectures:

* Emergence of self-publishing as a viable path
* Department of Justice lawsuits against the big-six
* Amazon creating their own traditional publishing imprints
* Talks of mergers between two of the big-six
* Large publishers producing digital only imprints
* And many more...

My life has been crazy, but I want to get back into doing this on a regular basis, so let's start by taking stock of where publishing is now and where it might be heading.

Topics to include:
* The Four Paths to Publishing and advantages/disadvantages to each
* Keeping your options open - don't sign a contract that boxes you in
* Amazon and exclusivity - pros and cons

I've scheduled two hours and am planning for 45 minutes of "lecture" and 1.25 hours for Q&A - so come prepared to ask questions!

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  • Signe

    Robin--i get why Amazon can 'make you' but I dont know what you mean by "...or they can break you..." how can they break you? do you mean damage your writing/publishing career? before it gets off the ground? after it's off the ground? I didnt get that; thanks, Signe Lauren ***is was GREAT as usual""""

    December 3, 2012

  • Kyrae

    Robin - this was my first event to attend. Learned new things. Appreciate the tangible tips. Would enjoy attending a Meetup on book promotion. Thank you!

    December 2, 2012

  • Nicole C.

    Robin, Thanks for the informative workshop. I appreciate your generosity with your time and industry knowledge. I will save thousands of dollars by tweaking my business strategy.

    Wishing you the best.

    Nicole

    December 2, 2012

  • Leonard G.

    Lots of good information on getting writing published.

    December 1, 2012

  • Cecil S.

    Very useful & informative

    December 1, 2012

  • Kyrae

    Robin - Thanks for pulling this event together. Sure to have lively conversation.

    December 1, 2012

  • Matthew I.

    Friends, unfortunately I won't be able to make it. I was offered a last minute spot for a signing out at McKay's books in Manassas. I'm very sorry I won't be there, as I wanted to get better connected with the folks in this group. Have a great time and I'll catch you at the next event!

    November 30, 2012

    • Robin S.

      No problem Matthew - have a good signing!

      November 30, 2012

  • Cece

    I am a traditionally published author who is interested in learning more about the more recent changes in the publishing industry and where traditional publishing is headed in the future.

    November 30, 2012

    • Robin S.

      Great Cece - this should be perfect for you then.

      November 30, 2012

  • LisaSchaefer PhD C.

    I'm bummed that the past couple of meetups have been scheduled while I've been out of town. Sorry I won't be able to make it.

    November 9, 2012

    • Robin S.

      No worries Lisa - hopefully you'll be able to make another one.

      November 15, 2012

  • Robert B.

    Robin, I've sent you a separate private message. How much I wish I could attend; alas, there's an unavoidable schedule conflict. I've loved your past presentations and benefited hugely from them. I recommend them heartily to all aspiring AND veteran writers.

    Hope you have a great event, and that I can make the next one.

    Best,

    Robert

    November 12, 2012

    • Robin S.

      Thanks Robert. As I mentioned I'm going to try and get back on a regular schedule - so we'll catch you for the next one.

      November 15, 2012

  • Dale B.

    Hi, does this lecture sell a product or a specific solution?

    November 2, 2012

    • Robin S.

      Neither. This isn't a scheme to get money from authors...I do these as a way of "giving back" to the author community by sharing my insights.

      November 3, 2012

  • April

    Thanks so much for doing this Robin. I've been thinking oabout the self-publishing route and hopefully this event will give me some information I don't already know. Looking forward to the lecture.

    November 2, 2012

    • Robin S.

      I think you'll find it very informative April, based on past events where I did similarly.

      November 3, 2012

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