What we're about
Want to publish your writings? Wondering what the best route to take is? You've come to the right place.
The publishing industry has changed dramatically over the past 20 years. Technology has offered authors an alternative to the traditional publisher-focused options. Join our group and learn the benefits and tactics of self publishing. Among the many topics covered are how to create your book products (soft cover or eBooks) using a variety of publishing platforms including Create Space, Lightning Source, Amazon Kindle, Smashwords and more. Marketing is always a hot topic with this group.
OUR HISTORY AND GOALS
Rosemary Augustine formed this group in January 2012. In April 2015, she passed the leadership onto Gary Zenker and the Main Line Writers Group. Our goal continues to focus on offering attendees information and resources to help them make smarter choices in all steps of the self-publishing process.
GROUP IN TRANSITION
November 2015 was our last regularly scheduled meeting. Due to attendance variations, I am looking for a format which will serve the needs of members and encourage the attendance needed for everyone to get the most out of the meetings.
I hope to announce something in early 2016.
THE REASONS WHY I RUN THIS GROUP
You are coming to learn stuff, of course. We all understand that, I run this self-publishing group to help people gain the knowledge they need and achieve their dream of publishing their work, whatever it is. I bring my knowledge of having published over a dozen books, but I am not an expert on everything. Participation by everyone is important, given the different experiences and knowledge of each person.
If only beginners or newbies show up to the group, then the self-fulfilling prophesy is that experienced people are not incented to show up (they have nothing to gain) and the knowledge base will always be limited. My hope is that the members form a relationship with the others that extends outside the monthly meeting and help each other in real ways.
OTHER GREAT WRITER GROUPS FOCUSED ON THE CRAFT OF WRITING
If you an author also seeking support for your writing, consider joining the Main Line Writers Group meeting in King of Prussia, PA or the Wilmington Writers Group meeting in Wilmington, Delaware. Both groups meet monthly and feature critique six months a year and programming related to the art of writing six times a year. The groups are friendly and welcoming.