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Hybrid Publishing: What Every Author Needs to Know
Hybrid publishing blends the author-funded aspect of self-publishing with the enhanced marketing and distribution offerings of traditional publishing. Join us on October 7 as Lise Marinelli, president of Windy City Publishers, shares the ins and outs of working with a hybrid publisher, including: • Industry overview • Doing what’s best for you • Industry terms and concepts • Elements of a successful book Speaker info: Windy City Publishers is a boutique hybrid publishing company located in the Chicagoland area. They are a digital organization that uses the latest technology to manage the publishing process for authors not only in the USA but globally as well. Their authors are actively involved with every step and dictate the pace in which the process moves. We support the independent author by offering all the services of traditional publishing houses (editing, marketing, and distribution), yet we are author-funded like a self-publisher, allowing writers to retain the rights of their work, receive higher royalties, and maintain control over their publishing process.

Next Door Cafe

659 W Diversey Parkway · Chicago, IL

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    What we're about

    Join us at the Chicago Self-Publishing Group as we explore the dynamic world of self-publishing and indie publishing.

    We meet every month and we welcome anyone interested in learning about self-publishing:

    self-published authors who want to learn more or share their experiences

    writers looking for information on how to self-publish

    professionals who are not writers but want to publish material related to their work

    book designers, graphic designers, and ebook formatters

    publishing industry professionals

    marketing and PR professionals

    We'll explore all aspects of self-publishing, including writing, editing, design, ebooks, print on demand, book marketing, author platforms, writing tools and publishing technology, and much more. We will feature short presentations by self-published authors, book marketers, and others involved in the wonderful world of indie publishing.

    Whatever your relationship to self-publishing, we invite you to join us to share your knowledge and learn from our speakers and group members.

    Kim Bookless, Organizer

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