9:30 – 11:30 AM
Lisa Akoury-Ross, of SDP Publishing Solutions,will discuss why self/indie publishing is a viable option for authors today. Who are the top selling indie authors and how did they do it? She’ll discuss three distinct ways to go about publishing, what determines when an author publishes an e-book, print or both, and the top ten questions authors should ask an indie publisher before committing to one.
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Lunch Break – Attendees may have lunch at the Hearth ‘n Kettle at the Resort, or go to one of nearby restaurants.
In this workshop Jenny Hudson, founder of Merrimack Media will review the rudiments of book preparation, publishing, distribution, and marketing and answer your questions on how you can go from being a writer, to easily being published. In addition you’ll learn about the company’s newest product, Blog2Book, Merrimack Media’s partnership with Shareist, a new writing, content management program that facilitates the production of an ebook and a paperback from your files.
2:30-2:45 PM – Refreshment Break
2:45 – 4:30 PM
Stephanie Blackman, founder of Riverhaven Books, will walk authors through the essentials for publishing a book. Distinguishing your book from thousands of others isn’t an easy task. Learn how to make a difference, the necessary steps to get there and where to go once your manuscript is ready to appear in various self-publishing entities on the World Wide Web. This workshop includes a list of practical suggestions when preparing your work for print.
About Our Self-Publishing Professionals:
Merrimack Media is led by its founder, Jenny Chava Hudson, who has been designing websites and graphics for small businesses since 2002. A writer herself, she expanded her services to print-on-demand publishing in 2008 after publishing three of her own books and is dedicated to helping other authors produce quality books. Merrimack Media makes publishing easy, and specializes in book design, cover design, book publishing and distribution, and book marketing,
Stephanie Blackman, an English professor at a local community college, has always enjoyed reading and working with others to improve their writing skills. She is a graduate of Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, with a double major in English and Secondary Education, and received a Masters in Education from Cambridge College. Stephanie’s establishment of Riverhaven Books in 2012 was a logical outgrowth of those skill sets, which she combines with marriage and the upbringng of her two sons. “I live a well-rounded life doing what I love,” Stephanie says, “I spend time with my family, teach literature and writing, and get to read fantastic books and interact with wonderful authors. I look forward to watching Riverhaven Books continue to grow.”
Registration and pre-payment is required. The cost for the day is $65 for CCWC members and $75 for non-members who register by March 14th. Those who do not pre-register, the cost will be $75 for members and $85 for non-members the day of the workshop. For more information and to register, call 508-420-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or use PayPal: