Self-Publishing Workshop Inspires Cape Cod Writers March 16, 2013

by Artistic Director on March 19, 2013

Excitement rippled through the conference room at the  Cape Codder Resort and Spa among the 53 authors who attended the Cape Cod Writers Center’s Self-Publishing Workshop on Saturday, March 16.

That’s because they spent the day listening to three fabulous speakers explain  self-publishing or “indie books” –the fastest growing sector of the publishing industry that now captures 43% of all books published.

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After morning coffee and snacks, the morning opened with a talk and Power Point presentation by Lisa Akory-Ross of Sweet Dream Publishers.

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Following lunch,  Jenny Hudson of Merrimack Media  fascinated the audience with her approach to self-publishing and promotion.

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A short break followed during which audience members had a chance to speak with the presenters and examine displays of their recently-published books.

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Stephanie Blackman of Riverhaven Books then presented an intriguing description of how and why she helps authors become published.

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Here’s a sampling of comments from the participants:

“The presenters concentrated on the nuts and bolts of self-publishing — it really worked! “

“Seeing the numerous options I understood how much is involved ! “

“Very helpful…all the presenters were great”

“Each speaker was well prepared and personable.”

This was a detailed exposition of services and costs and an opportunity to contact the presenters”

“There was a lot of interesting information I did not know.”

“Some presenters, though representing companies, had lots of information on the process rather than their product! “

Loved how personable and open to questions the presenters were.”

” The breadth of services offered by the presenters and the detail provided helped us understand the importance of the services.”

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