Book Self-Publishing: Production, Marketing, and Distribution

Are you a writer? Are you also an aspiring author? This information is for you if you are considering book self-publishing as an alternative to the trade publishing route.

In our information session, we will explore all areas that Canadian writers need to consider to successfully self-publish. These include the importance of ISBN registration; marketing considerations, i.e. press releases, advertorials, and book cover design; book self-publishing alternatives; how to get your books in online and in "brick and mortar" bookstores; "Do I need a publicist?"; the importance of a copy editor; and how to protect yourself legally in the contractual process associated with self-publishing services.

Register at Brentwood Library Information Desk or call [masked].

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  • Alaukik Rana

    Was my first time in a meetup group and Was a great experience, amazing group of writers/ Authors with very wide range of ideas for writing.

    February 12, 2013

  • Olia

    I regret very much that I could not attend. Then I got conflicting messages, that it was cancelled and venue changed.

    February 11, 2013

  • Dave Boyle

    Here's one for the waiting list

    February 11, 2013

  • Robert Franklin

    This program is considered full by library staff - the 27 people on this list are okay - seats have been reserved for them.

    February 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    email sent to Glendenning @ 438pm today

    Hi Glendenning, FYI: The settings on the page for the meetup on February 11th can be edited by anyone. I accidentally clicked on location and deleted it, but I replaced it back as it was. Just thought you would like to know. Thanks Lilith

    February 10, 2013

    • Glendenning

      Hi Lilith, Thanks for pointing that out. Unfortunately due to the nature of the group, which allows anyone to post a Meetup, anyone can also edit it. But I'll keep an eye on it. /glen

      February 11, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok thank Glen for the reply. Peace.

      February 11, 2013

  • Daria

    I just called the library and they said that they are FULL - 50 registered! I guess there is a discrepancy between the RSVP's here (only 27) and others calling from outside the group. I am hoping that the organizer is aware of this...

    February 11, 2013

    • Robert Franklin

      Dear All,

      February 11, 2013

    • Robert Franklin

      Dear All, The library has reserved spots for 25 of this group's members and they will put out a few extra chairs as well. So the 27 that are signed up from this group are good to come to the meeting this evening.

      February 11, 2013

  • Irene Hodgson

    Sorry. Something came up. Next time (I hope)

    February 11, 2013

  • Christiane

    Sorry on deadline with a writing project - can't be there but look forward to other events! Christiane

    February 11, 2013

  • Rick Shea

    Sorry for the last minute cancellation. I just won't be able to get away this evening.

    February 11, 2013

  • Alaukik Rana

    is there a parking ( Paid or unpaid) available at the Brentwood Library?

    February 11, 2013

  • Beverley

    I am confused about this as well Susanne and did email Lillith to see why she removed and then changed the location. As far as I can see, nothing has actually changed, so hopefully this was a mistake. Cheers and I trust someone will straighten it out. I plan to show up at the Brentwood Library tomorrow as originally planned!

    February 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Beverly, any member SHOULD NOT be able to edit a page at will. That function should only be for the owner of the group. The settings are incorrect. I clicked on the button to see the map where the meeting is, and it edited the location by accident. So I reset it. I emailed Glendenning to advise him. Any further issues, please take it up with Glendenning. Thank you

      February 10, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member changed the location to Brentwood Library

    February 10, 2013

  • A former member

    A former member removed the location. It was Brentwood Library

    February 10, 2013

  • susi

    I wrote to Glen re: a potential after-meeting if people are motivated/ interested and he said to post here...there is a bar on bloor street close to the library called the Crooked Cue; it's large and quiet....if there are people who want to diiscuss what we learned, share their expereinces publishing- or trying to publish :) maybe we can meet there after for a casual discussion.

    1 · February 7, 2013

    • Robert Franklin

      Any you can play pool there too - lots of tables - it's very close to the library. Lots of coffee shops nearby too - Timmy's, Starbucks - lots of restaurants too.

      1 · February 8, 2013

  • Essena

    I was wondering if anyone is coming from the east end of Toronto. I may need a lift if my guest does not come with me, and there is a chance that may happen. Please contact me if you can offer me a ride. Thanks.

    1 · February 7, 2013

    • Thea Verona

      Me too...from Scarborough.... Wexford area:-S

      February 7, 2013

  • Jess Valenzuela

    to attend in lieu of my daughter who is out of city

    February 5, 2013

  • Robert Franklin

    Jan. 14, 2013

    I'm booking off registration slots at Brentwood Library as members RSVP - limit is 40 slots at the library

    Robert

    January 14, 2013

    • Kathy

      Hello, Robert - I am not sure I can attend. If you get 40 people, please give someone my spot.

      January 14, 2013

  • Essena

    i should of clicked on maybe....

    January 10, 2013

  • Olia

    Looking forward to it - I need to write - and publish.
    Thanks.

    January 10, 2013

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