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Self-Published Authors Tell Us How They Did It

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Self-Published Authors Tell Us How They Did It
Presentation by Florence Osmund and Reno Lovison

Chicago Self-Publishing Meeting

Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 6:15pm-7:45pm
Chicago Public Library Lincoln Park Branch
Community Meeting Room
1150 W. Fullerton Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

Join us at our December 4th Chicago Self-Publishing Meetup to hear two authors tell us how they went through the process of self-publishing their books.

6:15pm - 7:30pm Presentation: Authors Florence Osmund and Reno Lovison
These two authors will take us through their experience getting their books published and available as both electronic books and printed books.

Florence Osmund’s first book, "The Coach House," was released in April 2012, its sequel, "Daughters," will be available soon, and she’s currently working on a third novel.

Reno Lovison is the author of the book, "Turn Your Business Card Into Business." He provides marketing services to authors, including video book trailers. He also produces Authors Broadcast, a weekly cable TV show featuring authors.

Both Florence and Reno are happy to share their experiences and answer your questions.

7:30pm - 7:45pm Open Forum
We are interested in learning what self-publishing questions and concerns you have, so we’ll use the time after the presentation to talk about specific topics you’d like the group to address in the future.

The library is located at the intersection of Fullerton and Racine. It’s accessible by CTA Bus #74 on Fullerton and is 3 blocks west of the CTA Red Line. Parking is available on the street and in the lot east of the building on Fullerton.

We will be in the library’s Community Meeting Room, which will open at 6:00pm. Our presentation will begin at 6:15pm but feel free to come a little early.

About Kim Bookless ([masked],
Kim Bookless is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She has embraced the irony of her last name and now offers self-publishing consulting services to aspiring authors. She is the Publicity and Social Media Chair for Chicago Women in Publishing.

About Joe Vangsness ([masked],
Joe Vangsness is an information technology consultant in Chicago offering information technology strategy, internet marketing strategy, and web design. He is the organizer of the Small Business Technology of Chicago group, which has a page on