Past Meetup

Print-on-Demand: A Self-Publisher’s Best Friend

This Meetup is past

30 people went

Next Door Cafe

659 W Diversey Parkway · Chicago, IL

How to find us

We'll be in the conference room at the back of the cafe

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Join us as Bethany Brown, President of The Cadence Group (, explains how to use print-on-demand (POD) technology to make books available to buyers through Amazon and IngramSpark. POD gives self-publishing authors the ability to print a single book and makes it easy to distribute to Amazon and hundreds of other online retailers without requiring a large print run. Bethany will also briefly discuss other book printing options, such as offset and digital printing.

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.

Due to room size, the maximum number of attendees for this event is 30. If you RSVP yes then aren't able to come, please come back to this page and change your RSVP to no, so someone else can attend.

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Speaker bio:

Bethany Brown is the President of The Cadence Group (, a design, editorial, marketing and book coaching provider to the publishing industry. With a background in traditional publishing by way of Adams Media and Sourcebooks and close to a decade of working directly with authors and small presses, Bethany understands the challenges (and benefits!) facing self-publishers and indie presses today. She lives just outside of Chicago with her husband Steve and her dog Popeye.