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ePublishing Made Easy

There are over 10,000 books published every day by independent authors. This makes the marketplace very muddled if you are interested in self-publishing through Createspace, Smashwords, or similar outlet. How can you stand out?

This week Giovanni will do a short, 30-minute Powerpoint presentation on tips for successful self-publishing, then we will open up the floor for open discussion. Please bring your ideas on do's and dont's. Remember that the success of one author does not affect your success in any way, so we need to help each other. Suggestions and anecdotes on what has or hasn't worked for you will help everyone be more successful.

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  • Sara L.

    Very interesting session and helpful tips. Thanks, Gio!

    April 5, 2014

  • Sally S.


    April 5, 2014

  • Ruth R.

    Excellent presentation and great questions.

    April 4, 2014

  • Ed P.

    Good to see everyone again. This was, perhaps, one of the more informative meetings I have attended and has certainly made me think in terms of other self-publishing platforms beyond Smashwords. Thanks again Gio for a well put together presentation.

    April 4, 2014

  • Elliot Y.

    Nice job. Good to see you again

    April 3, 2014

  • Ruth R.

    There is no cost to the event. Donations are accepted to defray the meetup cost to the Organizer. There is free parking outside ABC Web Service, as well as in the lot behind the venue. Hope we see you there Thurs.

    March 30, 2014

  • J.

    What is the cost of this event? What is the parking situation there and lot fee?

    March 30, 2014

  • Ruth R.

    Gio, thanks for the astute answers to David's questions. Since we are about writing (open to all writers) it is important that we respond to various questions.

    March 26, 2014

  • david J d.

    Someone asked for some starter questions and I asked a few. I did not ask about content in any context except as an example. The WRITER also writes short stories. If the cost is the same as a novel (assuming paperback) perhaps some est. numbers are helpful to those who may wish to publish.

    March 18, 2014

  • Elliot Y.

    HI Gio, I am not sure that poetry fits what the majority of our writers are interested in. I'd seek a better answer from a published poet and move on to the heart of the matter for the majority. I'm not trying to rock the boat, I'm just thinking out loud. Elliot

    March 17, 2014

  • david J d.

    what is the hardest part of self publishing for an author of poetry, say 50 -60 poems? How much does color add (cover and or inserts)? Is cost determined by volume regarding photos or art placed in work? What does a run of 100 cost versus 200 or 500 -- all things equal?

    March 16, 2014

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