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Successful Writing and Self Publishing
Meetings: The fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 pm. Meeting Price: $10.00 (cash or credit/debit at door) Meal not included. IHOP appreciates your patronage. Come a bit early to order and network. * Are you an author or wannabe author? * Writing a book and not sure how to get it published? * Not sure if your idea is strong enough? * Should you go with a traditional publisher? Print on Demand? * What format should the manuscript be in? Where do you find a decent cover artist? * And once you have your book, how the heck do you market it? The Florida Independent Authors Meetup is here to help you every step of the way. Every month we bring you the information you need to make your book a success, from tips that help with your writing process, to the nuts and bolts of publishing, and the intricacies of marketing your book successfully. You put a lot of work into writing your book. Now make sure it will look professional and most important, actually SELL! There are a lot of talented people in the Tampa Bay area and the more who show up at the meetings, the faster we'll build a thriving, informative community. Come on out. Bring an author friend. Let your author friends know about the meeting. Sharing on social media will help, too! Let's grow this group into a powerhouse of authors who are taking charge of their publishing destiny!

IHop Meeting Room

4910 Spruce Street · Tampa, FL


What we're about

We are dedicated to supporting the needs of independent authors, from figuring out WHAT to write about, through to publication and making consistent sales. Whether you're an aspiring author or already self-published, this is your group!

Our purpose is to bring independent authors together for the following:

* To share ideas

* To learn from each other and from experts

* To support each other as we develop our work, from conception to completion

* To master the science and art of self-publishing

* To successfully market our books

The group is organized by Barbara Grassey, writer, ghostwriter and speaker. She has written over 50 books, ebooks, and courses. Barbara speaks on how to write business books, using your book to market your business, and self-publishing. You can find her at: (

We meet on the second Tuesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the IHOP, 4910 Spruce St., Tampa. Many of us arrive around 6:00 to order some dinner and network. Looking forward to seeing you soon!

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