With our panel of best-selling authors and book publishing professionals: Miral Sattar from BiblioCrunch (http://bibliocrunch.com/), author Rahimeh Andalbian, transmedia writer and game designer Andrea Philips, and editor Stephanie Golden, we'll cover the basics of self-publishing and give you an A-Z guide to getting your book ready for publication and how to successfully market it.
**Update** We were able to hire a team of certified sign language interpreters from ALL HANDS IN MOTION for the event to make it more accessible.
Miral Sattar is founder and CEO of BiblioCrunch, an award-winning author services marketplace that matches authors with quality, award-winning professionals to get new books and apps to market. She has worked in the media industry for 11 years, most recently at TIME.
Dr. Rahimeh Andalibian is a psychologist and the author of the memoir, The Rose Hotel, which has received a starred review from Publisher's Weekly and topped Amazon's #1 bestseller list in the memoir category. Dr. A self published the book and on it’s one-year anniversary, The Rose Hotel was sold to National Geographic and will be re-released in 2015! She is also a play creator and producer who has created Glass Houses, an innovative theater works which explores real-life stories and inspires healing.
Andrea Phillips is a world-class and award-winning transmedia writer, game designer and author. She specializes in creating interactive and highly engaging stories that span multiple platforms.
Stephanie Golden was trained as a fact-checker and copyeditor at the Encyclopaedia Britannica. She was a copyeditor, then developmental editor, at Oxford University Press, then became a freelance editor and book doctor, working for a wide range of publishers and individual clients. She is also an award-winning author of nine books, including six collaborations with experts and two books on women’s issues: Slaying the Mermaid: Women and the Culture of Sacrifice and The Women Outside: Meanings and Myths of Homelessness. She is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors.
Special thank you to Bowker, PubSmartCon, and IndieBrag for footing the bill for food and drinks!