Past Meetup

How to Publish with CreateSpace

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Chicago Public Library Lincoln Park Branch

1150 W. Fullerton Avenue · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll be in the Auditorium Room. Walk past the desk, turn right, walk to the end of the hall, and turn left.

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Join us on Thursday, May 14 to unlock the magic and mystery of Amazon's CreateSpace print-on-demand platform! Clayton Smith, author and head of Chicago’s Dapper Press, will discuss the pros and cons of using CreateSpace to self-publish a paperback version of your book, and he'll walk you through the entire process from beginning to end.

The meeting will be held at our usual location: the Lincoln Park Library, 1150 W Fullerton. It’s about four blocks west of the Fullerton CTA station, and the Fullerton bus stops nearby. There is a small parking lot next to the library and metered street parking in the area.

We’ll be in the library’s Auditorium Room: Walk past the front desk, turn right, walk to the end of the hall, and turn left. The meeting starts at 6:15pm, but feel free to come early to chat and network.

After the meeting, we'll adjourn to The Monkey's Paw at 2524 N Southport for self-pay food and drinks. We'd love to have you join us so we can continue the conversation about self-publishing.

Scroll down for more information on Clayton. Hope to see you on May 14!


Kim Bookless – Founder, Organizer, and Speaker

Chicago Self-Publishing Group

Speaker bio:

Clayton Smith is the author of several self-published books, including Apocalypticon, Pants on Fire: A Collection of Lies, and Mabel Gray and the Wizard Who Swallowed the Sun. He is also the Archduke of Dapper Press, a self-publishing services company, and a lecturer in the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Columbia College Chicago. And he likes snacks.