Jun 16, 2018
from 10:00 AM to 03:00 PM
|Where||Bertha Bartlett Public Library|
|Contact Name||Kolleen Taylor|
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Bertha Bartlett Public Library, Story City, is hosting a writers’ workshop led by author/publisher Marj Charlier on June 16 from 10 am to 3 pm.
The chances of a new writer attracting a big-name New York publisher these days are as slimmer than they’ve ever been. Traditionally published books are now a small minority of the 4,000 new books released every day, as e-books and new publishing platforms have skyrocketed.
For the vast majority of aspiring writers who want to see their works in print, self-publishing, and hybrid publishing have become the only options. Many new authors are intimidated by the steep learning curve of indie publishing and self-marketing, and many don’t know where to start. And while self-publishing has never been easier, it’s also incredibly competitive.
This workshop will demystify the steps to indie publishing, helping fence-sitters get off the rail and into print and introducing them to effective marketing strategies.
The workshop will cover
Marj Charlier has a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University (Phi Beta Kappa), a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and an MBA from Regis University. She worked at several small and mid-sized dailies before joining the Wall Street Journal as a staff reporter. After twenty years in journalism she spent another twenty years in finance departments, during which she wrote and self-published her first novel. Since retiring in 2013, she has self-published eight more literary novels and two romances.
Charlier owns Sunacumen Press, a hybrid publisher based in Palm Springs, CA. She is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association, a sponsor of the Inlandia Institute in Riverside, CA, and a board member of the Diamond Valley Writers Guild and the Palm Springs chapter of the National League of American Pen Women.
Please call the Bertha Bartlett Public Library at 515-733-2685 to register for the workshop. Early-bird registration is $10 or $15 the day of the workshop. Space is limited.