Taken from Jim Elstad’s talk, May 21st 2017
For anyone using editorsandpreditors.com to check up on publishers, don’t. The site is going/has gone down. Other sites you might use are:
Continue reading How To Choose A Publisher/Agent/Self-Publishing Site with Jim Elstad
Writers’ Mill Minutes 5/21/2017
Numbers were down at this month’s meeting, with only 14 people present, but the sudden onset of summer was a likely cause. Please mark your calendars for next month—Father’s Day—when Sara Hall will give her much-anticipated multimedia presentation on the DIY book launch. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201705
Writers Mill Minutes May 15th 2016
21 members attended May’s meeting and listened to an excellent discussion on all things writing, led by poet, short story writer and novelist Jim Stewart. Jim has generously agreed to a return engagement to lead a poetry workshop for us soon. We really appreciated meeting with him, and notes from his talk will be included in a separate post. Continue reading Minutes 201605
Twenty four people attended on January 17th to hear local author Marcia Coffey Turnquist tell us about writing, publishing, marketing, and everything in-between. Marcia’s first novel, the God of Sno Cone Blue is available at Barnes and Noble (store and online) or http://www.amazon.com/God-Sno-Cone-Blue/dp/0991637437/ on Amazon. Continue reading Minutes 201601
We’re a pretty eclectic group of writers, and some of us have already self-published, with varying amounts of success – including self-publishing our journal. D-i-y sounds such an attractive option once you realize how little you’ll earn (or sell) with a small publisher, and how small your chance of landing a big publisher is. But how do you do it? More importantly, how do you self-publish effectively?
Nancy Woods spoke to our group once and offers many interesting classes. Coming soon is one on being your own publisher. Could we be our own publisher? Would we want to be? Could you be yours?
If you want to learn some serious stuff about how and why to self-publish, this might be the place to go. See http://nancy-woods.com/classes/ for details – it’s at the top of the page, costs $50, and takes place on Saturday Jan 30th.
Thank you Jean for letting us know about this.
The print price of our journal is $3.75
Postage is expensive. If we get enough orders at our meeting, we can share the postage between us and buy them at $4.50 including postage. But why are they $9.95 on Amazon? Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 13 – Price
Createspace is fun, free (if you want it to be), and extremely cool. Try it! Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 12 – Createspace
Fine-tuning that print file takes forever, but the aim is to produce something that looks professional, rather than something we simply rushed into print. So here goes:
Page numbers: Continue reading Journal News 2015 – Step 11 – fixing the print file