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Self-Publishing Seminar

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Cobb Galleria

Cobb Galleria Centre 2 Galleria Pkwy SE · atlanta, GA

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You've done the work. You've researched agents, pitched your manuscript, submitted to any press with open submissions. You've waited. And waited. You know your book is good enough. You worked hard writing it. You worked with an editor. Your beta readers loved it. How long will you have to wait?

The world of publishing is overwhelming. It's frustrating. It can even shake the nerves of writers with well-received books released from major houses. The more you consider it, the more horror stories you hear, the less you want to go that route. Your manuscript deserves better. But what are you supposed to do?

Perhaps you should publish it yourself.

Great! Yes! Wonderful!

So, how does that work?

Let us help you.

The Broadleaf Writers Association is pleased to present its first Self-Publishing Seminar! Join us Saturday, March 16th, 2019 at the Cobb Galleria, and learn from writers who have successfully published their own work! Whether you're looking to print new work, or take the rights you've regained from books previously published, our panelists are here to guide you through the process and offer you plenty of tips and resources to ease the journey.

We'll tackle it all: Which printing company should I use? How do I design a killer cover? eBook or print? Or both? Where can I find a good editor, and how thoroughly should my manuscript be edited? What kind of costs are involved? How do I get my book into bookstores and libraries? What kind of marketing plan should I consider?

It can be overwhelming. But you can do it. We can help.

Take the step toward publication. REGISTER TODAY and learn how to navigate the world of the self-published author.

Registration Cost
Members: $75
Non-Members: $65


Margaret Johnson-Hodge is the author of 13 novels, many receiving national acclaim. She has garnered rave reviews from Publisher’s Weekly, Booklist, Midwest Book Review, The Dallas Morning Star, The Quarterly Black Review, Essence Magazine and Ebony Magazine. She is the recipient of the Reviewer’s Choice Award for her first novel “The Real Deal” and her seventh “A Journey to Here,” earned her an “Author of The Year” nomination. Recent works are “A Woman Named Mary Frances” which chronicles the life of a Georgia woman who lived to be 106 and “Red Light Green Light,” which Midwest Book Review proclaimed as ‘a classic for years to come.”

An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a variety of publishers. Bobby is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-in Writers and International Thriller Writers. On occasion, Bobby appears in movies and TV shows, usually standing behind your favorite actor.

Jeff Strand is the Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of over forty books. Publishers Weekly called his work "wickedly funny” and Cemetery Dance Magazine said “No author working today comes close to Jeff Strand’s perfect mixture of comedy and terror.” Though most of his work falls into the “horror/comedy” genre, he’s also written suspense, young adult, fantasy, a romantic comedy, and even a work of glorious smut. He lost the Stoker award to Stephen King twice.

Shelli R. Johannes is the award-winning author of the Amazon bestselling Nature of Grace thriller series (Untraceable, Uncontrollable, and Unstoppable) written under S.R. Johannes. She is a winner of the IndieReader Discovery Award in YA, an IPPY a Silver Medalist for YA Fiction, a Finalist in The Kindle Book Review's Best Young Adult Fiction, and a Finalist in US Book News Best YA Book.

Bernette Sherman is an Amazon bestselling author of poetry, inspiration, and speculative fiction. She is also an empowerment and confidence speaker and writing coach who hopes to inspire others to embrace possibility and tap into their power.

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