Write and Self-Publish Your Non-Fiction Book

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Next Door Cafe

659 W Diversey Parkway · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll be in the projection area near the back of the cafe.

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Writing a nonfiction book is a great way to establish expertise on a subject or market yourself and your business. Join us to learn how to capture your thoughts, ideas, and experiences, put them into words, and then transform them into a well-written, well-edited, and well-designed book. We’ll take you step by step through the writing and self-publishing process, including

• research and preparation

• writing the manuscript

• working with editors and designers

• printing and distribution

• marketing

You’ll leave with an understanding of the steps needed to transform a rough idea or incomplete manuscript into a finished book your readers will enjoy.

Next Door Cafe, 659 W Diversey (https://www.nextdoorchicago.com/), is hosting this meeting. There is street parking in the area and public transportation nearby. After the meeting, we can stay in the cafe to continue the conversation over self-pay coffee and snacks.

Please RSVP here on meetup.com AND register at http://www.nextdoorchi.com .

NOTE: You must be registered as a Next Door Community Member to attend this event. Joining the Next Door Community is totally free and will give you access to register for any of Next Door’s classes or financial coaching, which are also free of charge. Please register at http://www.nextdoorchi.com . Once registered as a Community Member, you will receive a monthly email highlighting Next Door’s calendar of class and events. No additional solicitation or emails will be sent to you, and your information will not be shared. When checking in at the event, if you are not signed up as a Community Member, the check-in team will ask you to sign up on site.

Speaker bios:

Joann Dobbie is a published author, editor, and writing coach. She uses her expertise in writing training programs for sales and marketing campaigns to partner with nonfiction authors to compose a quality, well-written manuscript. https://www.linkedin.com/in/joann-dobbie-1b264312

Kim Bookless is a publishing consultant who guides authors through the self-publishing process by creating publishing strategies, working with great service providers, and managing the book production process on the author’s behalf. www.kimbookless.com (http://kimbookless.com)