There was a lot of interest in self-publishing a the last meetup so we'll do a session just on this. Unlike popular belief, self-publishing is actually a very viable way to get your work on the market. The problem is many people think that the Vanity Pressess (iUniverse, LuLu, BookSurge) and the like are the only options -- and while they provide a good service the business model is all wrong since they pay you a royalty while you pay all the production costs.
There are better alternatives that are very cost effective that can get you to turn a profit on your book even if you aren't picked up by a publishing house. In this seminar we'll explore resources for "doing it yourself" and explore the costs involved and why there is a better alternative to the Vanities.
Self publishing is not just for people who can't find a traditional publisher!! It can be highly profitable (when done correctly) and for those seeking total control over their book it is the only way to ensure things are done the way you want them.
Come learn the various ins and outs of doing it yourself at this fact filled seminar.
The Washington DC Write to Publish Group is unlike most writers’ groups (which focus on critiquing each other’s work). Instead this group is dedicated to the "business side" of writing and works to educate authors (and would be authors) on what to expect when going from a finished project to a book which is available for sale.
The group is currently run by Robin Sullivan, business manager of Michael J. Sullivan (bestselling author of 10 books: The Riyria Revelations (6) , The Riyria Chronicles (3), and Hollow World). Robin has "done it all" when it comes to publishing which includes:
• Obtaining two six-figure big-five contracts
• Sales in excess of 750,000 books
• Running a small press which earned multiple authors six-figure paychecks
• Self-publishing 7 of her husband's novels and selling more than 80,000 copies
• Working with two small presses
• One of only a few authors to obtain a "print only" deal
• Negotiating audio deals with publishers, audio producers, and audible.com
• More than 60 foreign language translations
• Managing multiple agents
• Running two of the top-earning fiction Kickstarters (#3 globally & #8 in US generating more than $90,000 & $30,000 respectively)
• Writing articles for Writer's Digest, Digital Book World, and Publishing Perspectives