Well the publishing 101 - kind of slanted toward self-publishing (as these things sometimes do so I think the next scheduled session will be on that. --- Mark your Calendars for Oct 12 the library room is availalbe that t day and that venue works pretty well. I'll post something shortly.
I have another idea that I think would be a good session as well - Online Social Networking - i.e. Facebook, My Space, You Tube etc - all great mediums for publicizing your books!! I'll post a poll to see if others find this interesting.
If there is interest...are there people out there who feel they are social networking gurus and would like to share with the group -- I'd love to have people other than me presenting. We could do a panel if people are more comfortable about that forum. If I get no volunteers I'll do some research myself and teach one but hopefully someone else wants to step up to the plate.
I'm also going to schedule a session on query letters since that was of interest - in preparation for that - please submit to the files section query letters that you have and we can have people review/comment them during the session if people want to. Not sure of the date yet - trying to arrange times with the libary
Last but not least I'm also working with a fellow meetup member Raymond Van Over - who is an exceptionaly experience writer. Here is some of his accomplishments:
- Published 30 - 40 books over last 20 years - many with major NY houses (Harper & Row, MacMillan, NAL, Fawcett, Penquin Books, etc).
- Worked as an in-house editor for vanity publication Exposition Press
- Freelance working as reader and story analyst for indepedent producere and film companies - 20th Century, Universal and Columbia Pictures)
- Playwrite and screen play author
He is traveling and will be on an extended vacation starting the end of October and into November. The libary was not available for either Oct 29 or 30 so I'm trying to find other daets - I'll keep you updated as I find out more.
Well that's it for now - thanks for a great session yesterday.