SATURDAY, JULY 17 @ 11:00-1:00 BY ZOOM
If you enjoy the idea of being in full control of your writing and the desire to control all the aspects that comes, then self-publishing is the direction where you should take your writing.
We have important information to share that will help ease the self-publishing process. Please find our contact information listed below.
We will focus on three major points:
Getting things ready (You are the Publisher)
- Peer view
- Book cover/fonts/title/color/book cost
- KDP- Kindle Direct Publishing
- Smashwords – E-books only
- Ingram Spark
- Local Printing Company –
- Make sure you are promoting your book a year before it’s published
- Press release
- Book signings
Question and Answers
Willie Wideman-Pleasants (Host and Panelist)
Author, producer, director, educator who holds a degree from the University of Massachusetts. The producer and host of “Willie’s Web Talk Show.” A member of the Boston Chapter Steering Committee and the president of the Seniors on the Move social group. She just published an anthology for the Friends of the Uphams Corner Library Group called, Write On! Write On! as a fundraiser.
Ken Wachsberger (Panelist)
Author, editor, and book coach Ken Wachsberger is a former NWU chapter and national officer, founder of the academic writers’ caucus, and a long-time book contract adviser, as well as a statewide officer of the National Speakers Association. He is an internationally known expert and speaker on the underground and alternative press of the sixties and seventies.
His upcoming book is The Panera Dialogues: Sketches from My Office.
Timothy Sheard (Panelist)
Editor Hard Ball Press, Chair, Metro NY Labor Communications Council
After writing nine acclaimed medical mystery novels, veteran nurse Timothy Sheard retired from hospital duty and launched Hard Ball Press, a social justice imprint, with books for grownups and children. After the pandemic took hold in New York, Tim began composing songs for his coworkers in the hospital who fought the Covid virus, and songs for Black Lives Matter and the Climate Crisis. The proud father of two fine sons, he lives with his wife Mary in Brooklyn, NY. More at www.hardballpress.com.
Timothy Sheard, editor Hard Ball Press Chair, Metro NY Labor Communications Council. 917-428-1352