Tough love for self-publishers
It sounds easy, doesn’t it? Just send a manuscript and we’ll do the rest. This is an option for writers, but will the results be up to the expectations? Willamette Writers Coast Chapter welcomes Sally and Jim Peterson at their May event to talk about running the maze of self-publishing. In this two-hour workshop, attendees will learn to navigate the fast-changing waters of the publishing world, even if it is filled with snake-oil salesmen and nay-sayers.
Participants will learn to clarify goals, and begin to understand issues associated with this popular form of publishing. The event takes place from 2-4 pm on May 17th at the Newport Public Library, and is free and open to the public.
Sally and Jim Petersen self-published their first book in 1999. More books followed in different genres, including a highly acclaimed book on communication that straddles the categories of self-help, communication, and psychology. More than 20,000 have been sold, and a second edition is ready for publication. They’ll share their practical experience, and offer plenty of time for a Question and & Answer session. Jim and Sally don’t always agree, so there may be some lively conversation. Participants will take-away a detailed and comprehensive checklist of decisions to be made by anyone deciding to self-publish.
Willamette Writers is the largest writers’ organization in Oregon and one of the largest writers’ organizations in the United States. Willamette Writers’ goal is to provide and encourage a creative environment and support system for current and aspiring writers. Since its beginning in 1965, Willamette Writers has provided meeting places for the exchange of ideas and information and has initiated programs designed to help writers increase skills related to the craft of writing. Willamette Writers typically meets on the third Sunday of each month at 2:00. For more information call Theresa Wisner at 541-351-8002. Information is also available at http://willamettewriters.com/coast/