What we're about

We formed this group in order to support you as a writer and author. It’s our mission to ensure new authors get through the self-publishing of their books seamlessly, swiftly, and affordably. We regularly hold meetings and workshops that will help you with writing, structuring, titling, editing, designing, publishing, distributing, and marketing your book-baby.

It’s a fast moving industry and we’re staying on top of the changes so you don’t have to. If you want to put together a professional book you need all the details that go beyond your passion of writing. So join Self Publishing Experts of Denver and stay on top of….

• how to choose the editor that’s right for you

• what copyright permissions you’ll need and what you don’t

• the ingredients for an eye-catching book cover

• the art of an enticing back-of-book blurb

• ho•w to create a book title with buzz

• everything e-book

• how to avoid predatory publishing vendors

• what costs should be for each step of your publishing journey

• what’s the difference between a distributor and a wholesaler and how to get one

• book marketing do’s and don’ts

• how to get your book on the shelves of Tattered Cover! (We all love that as Denver-ites, don’t we?)

• And of course much more as we keep an eye on this publishing revolution…

Upcoming events (5)

Speaking Business 101: How to break into the speaking business

My Word Publishing

$149.00

The number 1 way to sell gobs of books is to speak speak speak. Statistics prove that you will actually sell 80% more books if you have a speaker’s platform. It’s true! So how do start a speaking career? Who wants to hire you? What kind of fee should you charge? How do you put together a speech that will wow? Polly Letofsky is a nationally renowned keynote speaker, and she is going to give you the answers to these questions and more. Polly has been speaking for 17 years to rapt audiences around the country, now she wants to help you tackle the speaking business to share your message from the stage. Polly has put together a 6-hour Speaking Business 101 class that is intended to give you a thorough review on the speaking business so you can start your speaking career fully informed. In this Speaking Business 101 class Polly will cover: • How to find your best audience • Your marketing plan • 12 ways to find speeches • How to put your speech together that will grip the audience • Tips to start and finish your speech – and what NOT to do • What meeting planners are looking for • What fee you should charge • How to nail down your messaging • A sample pitch letter • A sample contract • How you can use your book to leverage your speaker fees • Best practices for selling your book in the back of the room • 9 reasons you should accept “free” speeches (It’s true!) • A list of free speaker bureaus you can post your profile! NOTE: This is NOT a class to teach you how to speak – Toastmasters and Dale Carnegie already do that very well. Rather, this class is to teach you the hows, whos, whens and wheres to launch your speaking business. In Speaking Business 101 we will wrap up Polly’s years of experience into 6 hours and a 24-page tutorial that will launch your speaking career with eyes wide open and prepare YOU to take the stage. When: Saturday, April 20, 2019 Time: 9am – 3pm Cost: $149 Includes Chipotle lunch Limited room: Only 12 people

Author & Writer Mastermind Group - The Business of Writing

The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

Join together with other writers & authors to increase your presence, marketing & influence. - Monthly meetings with spot coaching opportunities - Discover and implement marketing strategies for your book and genre - Ongoing group support and feedback - Tips and topics from industry experts The program is open to authors and writers committed to making their craft a career - whether you are still writing a book or already have a book! $75 monthly investment Max of 8 participants per group To be a part of this mastermind group, please contact Andrea directly at [masked] or call[masked]

May the Metaphors be With You

The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

Metaphors are a force for good in any writing as they illuminate and energize characters, settings, themes—anything you want to make clear and concrete in the minds of your readers. My Word Editor Angela Renkoski will guide you through writing exercises, discussions, and creative methods, working with the power and energy of everyday objects to enrich stories. We’ll explore other writers’ metaphors, create our own with the support of fellow writers, and apply metaphors to our own writing in versatile ways. On this Star Wars Day, come learn mind tricks for creating and developing metaphors then integrating them into your writing, with cosmically spectacular results! In this workshop, you will: * Play with words and brainstorm metaphors to enrich your writing. * Develop metaphors that make characters come alive in fresh ways. * Use metaphors to convey powerful feelings and attitudes about themes. * Share with other writers to create synergy for your writing. Seats are limited. Register today! When: Saturday, May 4, 2019 Where: The Nest (My Word Office) Address: 1621 S Jackson St, Denver *To avoid a ticket, please park on the opposite side of the street. Time: 9am-11am General admission: $30 Event Link: http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=o4lo4tcab&oeidk=a07eg8kk5bdb2745dd0

Author & Writer Mastermind Group - The Business of Writing

The Writer's Nest (aka Polly's Garage)

Join together with other writers & authors to increase your presence, marketing & influence. - Monthly meetings with spot coaching opportunities - Discover and implement marketing strategies for your book and genre - Ongoing group support and feedback - Tips and topics from industry experts The program is open to authors and writers committed to making their craft a career - whether you are still writing a book or already have a book! $75 monthly investment Max of 8 participants per group To be a part of this mastermind group, please contact Andrea directly at [masked] or call[masked]

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