April 27, 2013
FREE event for members and non-members
Saturday, April 27
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Belmar Public Library
555 S. Allison Parkway
Lakewood, CO 80226
Independently published authors have to be more than writers—they have to be entrepreneurs. Not only do they have to manage the editing, revision, design, layout, cover art, and file conversions of their novels (whether they do it all themselves or hire freelancers), but
they also have to coordinate their sales, marketing, social media, and publicity efforts while keeping an eye on their rankings and reviews. And, in the case of print publishing, indie authors have to consider warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment.
When do these businesspeople find time to write good books worthy of all the blood, sweat, and tears?
Come find out from eight writers who know and are excited to help you get started on your own independent-publishing journey. If you want to know what it takes to get your book in front of readers, then don’t miss this information-packed seminar.
Meet the Panelists:
Quincy Allen started as a self-published author. By necessity he picked up the skills to produce print and e-book editions of his work as well as a series of multi-author short-story anthologies. He’s also been working with Kevin J. Anderson and the Frank Herbert estate to e-publish their backlist of titles for iTunes, Kindle, Nook, and Kobo.
Kenn Amdahl is best known as the author of funny books on dull subjects, including There Are No Electrons, which inspired all the books for dummies and idiots. He's earned his living self-publishing since 1990 and has been active in the Colorado book community, including serving as the treasurer of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. His book Joy Writing: Discover and Develop Your Creative Voice has been used in high-school and college classrooms.
Jay Barry’s novel Throttling the Bard is a humorous take on academia, looking at higher learning on a road trip, and the unsavory topic of student loans. When he isn’t discussing himself in the third person, he’s working on his next novel about Mediterranean gods living in modern day Texas.
Bonnie Biafore is a project manager and author of 26 award-winning nonfiction books, including Project 2010: The Missing Manual, Successful Project Management, and QuickBooks 2013: The Missing Manual. Her first novel, Fresh Squeezed, is a comedic thriller with hit men and stupid criminals.
Dr. Shay Fabbro currently lives in Grand Junction with her husband, Rich, and their two cats. She is the author of the Portals of Destiny series (Booktrope Publishing) and the Adventures of Alexis Davenport series. Dr. Fabbro has also been published in the military sci-fi anthology, Battlespace.
J. A. Kazimer is a writer traditionally and indie published from Denver, Colorado. Her books include The Junkie Tales, CURSES! A F***ed-Up Fairy Tale, Holy Socks & Dirtier Demons, Dope Sick: A Love Story, SHANK, and Froggy Style. J. A. spent years spilling drinks as a bartender and then stalked people while working as a private investigator. Visit www.jakazimer.com or www.gold-digging-princess.com.
Elle Lothlorien's first-self-published romantic comedy, The Frog Prince, became an Amazon bestseller within months, peaking at #1 on Amazon's Top 100 List for Humor ahead of both Tina Fey and Janet Evanovich. She has been interviewed by and contributed to articles on self-publishing in Time Magazine, Writer's Digest and USAToday.com.
Colleen Oakes is a die-hard Colorado native who really enjoys living in other places. She attended college in Bronxville, New York, where she received her degree in Creative Writing. After college, she opened up a successful wedding florist business before the writing urge came knocking. Now she is a night owl who does most of her writing in pajamas. When not drowsily hitting the keys, Colleen enjoys swimming, reading, and immersing herself in nerdy pop culture. She now lives with her husband in North Denver, where they are awaiting their first child through adoption. Colleen blogs about life (good, bad, and awkward) pretty frequently over at The Ranunculus Adventures http://ranunculusadventure.blogspot.com). She is the author of Elly in Bloom and is currently at work on the sequel, as well as a fantasy epic entitled Queen of Hearts.
This is a FREE event. No need to register; just show up at the door.