The Boulder Writers' Workshop is hosting a Self-Publishing Summit this weekend. Four local indie authors will share their experiences and offer do-it-yourself advice for publishing your own writing, reaching your potential readers, and--very importantly--deciding whether self-publishing is the right path for you in the first place.
This event is free, but it's open only to Standard and Professional members of the Boulder Writers' Workshop. Your membership must be current as of midnight tonight--that is, the midnight when April 26 becomes April 27. Register for the event on its Eventbrite page.
When: Sunday, April 27, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Alfalfa's, 1651 Broadway, Boulder (in the Community Room)
Parking: Please use the Boulder Public Library's parking lot across the street so their regular grocery shopping customers will have room to park on site.
Your host for this event will be author and writing coach Lori DeBoer, who will give an overview of the self-publishing industry before turning it over to the following four authors...
Lynda Hilburn is the author of the "Kismet Knight, Vampire Psychologist" series. In this blog post, Hilburn tells the story of how her series--which draws on her own experience as a therapist--journey from small press to self-published to a different small press. At the self-publishing summit, she'll no doubt share a little of what's in store for the next book in the series.
Marian Rothschild is an image consultant who has encapsulated much of her expertise into the book Look Good Now and Always: A Do-It-Yourself Style Makeover for Busy Women. In a recent blog post, she talks about the concept of personal branding, a concept that's just as important for the self-published author as for the business professional.
Carolyn Rose Hart
Carolyn Rose Hart is a life transition coach. Drawing on the tradition and training of Maria Nemeth at the Academy for Coaching Excellence, Hart works to empower individuals to create change in their own lives and in society. Her book, published under her own imprint Spiritwise Publishing, is Step Up Step Out: Share Your Gifts and Be An Agent for Change. She has also contributed to the true story anthology Pebbles in the Pond: Transforming the World One Person at a Time.
Karen Douglass is the author of several books of short fiction, memoir, history and poetry, including Bones in the Chimney (limited edition via F. M. O'Brien Books) and Feed: Reading Lists for Those Who Eat (available via Amazon.com) Her publishing career might be described as "hybrid," partaking of both small press publishing and self-publishing. You can download her "Reader's Guide to Culinary Fiction" and her "Tip Sheet for Poets" from her webpage.