Past Meetup

From Self-Publishing to Book Deal

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Next Door Cafe

659 W Diversey Parkway · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll meet near the back of the cafe, outside the conference rooms

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Published author Brent Hamachek will discuss his involvement with the successful launch of a client’s self-published book in early 2016 and then publishing his own co-written book through a traditional publishing company in October.

If you’re considering self-publishing with the ultimate goal of landing a book deal, join us on Sunday, February 19 to learn:

· Effective ways to promote your work

· How to present your book on Amazon

· Literary agents—pros and cons

· Transitioning to a publisher—what questions to ask

After the meeting, we'll walk down to Dunlay's on Clark (2600 N Clark Street) for self-pay food and drinks to continue the discussion. All attendees are welcome to join us.

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Speaker bio:

Since 2000, Brent Hamachek’s business consulting practice, Segueway, has helped privately owned companies solve problems nobody else is able to solve. Brent is a member of the Advisory Council to Turning Point USA and co-author, along with Charlie Kirk, of the Amazon number one bestseller Time for a Turning Point: Setting a Course Toward Free Markets and Limited Government for Future Generations (