We're a group of indie publishers, authors, artists, comic book creators, game developers, product and packaging designers, graphic designers, and anyone else interested in the publishing and printing industry.
Our first meet up is a casual meet and greet. We'll put faces to names, learn more each other, and talk about what we hope to get out of the group.
We're planning to run talks, workshops, and share experiences on ebooks, print on demand, offset, screen printing, paper types, printing effects and working with printers, both local and in China. We can also discuss the operations and business side publishing books, games and other products including logistics, distribution, marketing, PR, and sales.
If there's enough interest, we may also do a tour of Shenzhen, China to tour various printing factories to explore print options and possibilities, how to work with printers in China, why you need to work with multiple printers, and the back-end side of printing that is generally opaque to most authors, designers and publishers.
So come along and explore where we want to take this group!