Hello Authors!

Want to publish your writings? Wondering what the best route to take is? You've come to the right place.

The publishing industry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years.  Technology has offered authors an alternative to the traditional publisher-focused options.  Join our group and learn the benefits and tactics of self publishing. Among the many topics covered are how to create your book products (soft cover or eBooks) using a variety of publishing platforms including Create Space, Lightning Source, Amazon Kindle, Smashwords and more.  Marketing is always a hot topic with this group.


Rosemary Augustine formed this group in January 2012. In April 2015, she passed the leadership onto Gary Zenker and the Main Line Writers Group.  Our goal continues to focus on offering attendees information and resources to help them make smarter choices in all steps of the self-publishing process. 


Whether you are at the point where you are just considering publishing or you have self-published a dozen or more books, there's always something to be learned from your fellow authors. Please join us for what could be the best two hours you spend a month on your own self-publishing efforts.


We meet on the first Saturday of the month, from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. This meetup is $10 per meeting, due at the beginning of the meeting. The money covers a variety of costs including the meetup organizer fees and other group-associated expenses. 


If you an author also seeking support for your writing, consider joining the Main Line Writers Group meeting in King of Prussia, PA or the Wilmington Writers Group meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. Both groups meet monthly and feature critique six months a year and programming related to the art of writing six times a year. The groups are friendly and welcoming.

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Publishing Books and EBooks - the Business of Being an Author and Publisher

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