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CWIP - Self-Publishing and Publicity Panel

  • 17 Apr 2013
  • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • 190 S. LaSalle St., 40th floor, 5-Star Conference Room

Chicago Women in Publishing

Self-Publishing and Publicity Panel

Our April 17 program on self-publishing and publicity will look at the various aspects of successfully self-publishing and promoting your work.

New technology and distribution channels allow for a more entrepreneurial and "do-it-yourself" approach to getting published. Now, you can publish on your own time and dime, without the need for a book deal from a traditional publisher. But with this new freedom, self-published authors have to do the work that publishing houses typically used to do—or hire others to do it. Gain insight from a panel of experts as they explain the process of editing, designing, formatting, printing, and marketing self-published books.

You'll learn:

  • What options exist for producing and distributing your book, and how to know which one is right for you
  • How to find and hire editors, designers, and printers
  • Common mistakes in promoting your book through social media—and how to avoid them

Our panel includes: Kim Bookless, Paula Krapf, Florence Osmund, and Linda Wolf.

Find out what you need to do to successfully self-publish!

After our program, we invite you to continue the conversation at AraOn (located on the first floor of 190 S. LaSalle), where you can share your self-publishing experiences, ask questions, or simply relax and enjoy the company of your colleagues. If you’re a self-published author, bring your book and share it with the rest of us. There’s no extra charge—just pay for your own food and drink. We hope to see you there!

CWIP members (basic): $10; nonmembers: $25 by Monday, April 15: CWIP members (basic): $15; nonmembers: $30 after Monday, April 15: Students with ID: $10 by Monday, April 15; $15 after April 15.

Online registration:

By phone at 773.508.0351, Ext. 2

Mail a check payable to CWIP, P.O. Box 268107, Chicago, IL 60626

Cash or check only at the door.

No refunds.

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