The world of book publishing is changing at breakneck speed. Even the players are having trouble keeping up, and experts are often offering little more than their best guess. Even so, there are some things that do not change. Join publishing professionals David Middleton, Murray Baker and Linda L. Richards for a lively discussion about publishing in the 21st century... with solid tips on finding your place in it.
We'll be discussing:
* How recent industry changes are impacting authors now.
* When to self-publish and when to reach out to legacy publishers
* The realities of dealing with an agent
* Is publishing as an e-book really the best answer for your project?
And other topics of deep importance to everyone who does or would like to call themselves an author.
As always, there will be a strong networking component to the evening and even those not currently planning a book will have the opportunity for networking with other authors and asking questions of our resident experts.
Schedule of events:
6:30pm Sign in, name tags and networking
7:15pm Individual introductions
7:35pm The Changing World of Publishing: talk followed by discussion and Q&A
David Middleton was born in Glasgow, Scotland and raised in Edmonton, Canada where he studied architecture, cabinet making and -- finally -- graphic design, in that order. David is a multi-disciplined designer who is comfortable working in many mediums and in three-dimensions. David has been art director of January Magazine since 1997 and his work has appeared in magazines and newspapers around the world. You can see examples of his work on the web on his web site.
Murray Baker is the author of the bestselling The Debt-Free Graduate which Achieved #3 on the Toronto StarBestseller list behind Chicken Soup for the Soul and Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus. Originally published by HarperCollins in the mid-1990s and self-published since 2001, the book is now in its 11th edition and has sold over 165,000 copies. Baker was a contributor to Money Secrets (Readers Digest) and Achieving Student Success. A popular speaker on the college circuit, he has done over 400 media interviews. Baker also consults with authors on various aspects of publishing and publicity.
Linda L. Richards is the author of 10 traditionally published books, several e-books and has contributed to a number of award-winning anthologies. Her books include the award-winning novel Death Was in the Picture (St. Martin’s Press), Web Graphics for Dummies. She is a novelist, technology expert and founding editor ofJanuary Magazine and consults on all aspects of traditional and electronic publishing and social media.