Category Archives: self-publishing

Writers’ Mill Minutes 201710 Book Marketing with Walt

Writers Mill Minutes October 15th

On October 15th 2017 the Writers’ Mill celebrated its 10th birthday! There was cake! Two delicious gluten-free chocolate cakes, with candles – Thank you Jean! And there was a great speaker, Walt Socha sharing his expertise in creating, publishing and marketing books. Around 25 members were there to enjoy the experience. For the rest of you, Walt’s notes can be found in two downloadable files at – a private page that you won’t find just by going to his website. Continue reading Writers’ Mill Minutes 201710 Book Marketing with Walt

How To Choose A Publisher/Agent/Self-Publishing Site with Jim Elstad

Taken from Jim Elstad’s talk, May 21st 2017

For anyone using 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

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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

Self-pub, e-pub and more

Looking for a publisher?

Need more writing groups?

What about the cover, the title, the design?

ISBN information

Self-Publishing & e-Publishing


Some marketing links

Again, more old links as we clean up the site:

Need more book reviews?

Deadlines and marketing:

Yes you can:

Query Letters and Book Blurbs:

Book videos:

When to market

Book promotion, Social Media & Marketing:

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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 on Amazon. Continue reading Minutes 201601

Want to Self-Publish?

CoverWe’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 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.