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Welcome San Francisco Bay Area Writers!

My name is Alan Petersen. I'm the indie author of The Asset, a CIA thriller that has made the Top 100 Amazon Kindle Best Seller Lists for Political and Espionage Thrillers.

I'm interested in meeting other indie writers/authors in the San Francisco Bay Area interested in Self Publishing and Book Marketing.

We've been meeting regularly for over a year, and we have a solid core of group members who have self published their fiction and non-fiction books.

If you're a writer who is self published or is getting ready/interested in self publishing, please join us to talk shop; however, please note that the purpose of this Meetup group is to share ideas/strategies on self publishing and marketing our books.

This Meetup group is not a writing/critique club, and we're not focusing on "how to write", but more on the business (publishing) side of authorship. Therefore you'll get the most out of this Meetup group if you've already self published your book or you've finished writing your book and are getting ready to publish it as an indie.

In order to keep this group laser-focused; we're looking for members that meet the following criteria:

  • You must have one book published (self or traditionally published), or one completed manuscript, that you're planning to self publish and market soon.
  • You're a service provider to indie authors (editor, cover designer, marketing, social media expert, etc.)

All levels of experience are welcomed (already self published, full-time author, rookie self publisher, legacy published author interested in self publishing, as well as publicists, book marketing experts, etc.).

We have a great group with an eclectic background in the publishing world, so join us!


Alan Petersen 
Author of Spy Thriller, "The Asset".

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