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IWOC Meeting - How to Write, Publish, and Market Your Book

  • 12 Jan 2016
  • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Gratz Center (Room 4F), 126 E. Chestnut Street, Chicago


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IWOC January Meeting

How to Write, Publish, and Market Your Book

Join us as two experienced book-publishing experts will discuss the specific steps that a new (or old) author must take to succeed, offering a “one-two-three” type approach with practical advice that works—from the initial creative idea for your book to eventual sales in today’s competitive marketplace.

Based on their real-world publishing experience, two seasoned IWOC veterans—James Kepler and Kim Bookless—will address the two major publishing strategies to consider today, including traditional royalty publishing and self-publishing. In their co-presentation, Kepler will discuss the pros and cons of traditional royalty publishing, while Bookless will delve into the advantages and weakness of self-publishing.

There also will be an interactive Q&A session, discussing the respective benefits and challenges of each strategy.

Networking, with snacks and beverages, begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the program at 6:00 p.m.

The meeting is free for IWOC members. Non-members pay $10 with online preregistration/payment or $15 at the door.

All attendees are welcome to join us for a buy-your-own dinner at a nearby restaurant after the meeting.

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Meeting Location

IWOC monthly meetings are held in Room 4F at the Gratz Center, 126 E. Chestnut Street, adjacent to the historic Fourth Presbyterian Church (see map, below).

Discounted parking after 5:00pm is available (with validation coupon available at the meeting) at 900 N. Michigan Avenue.

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