Category Archives: Announcements

The World of Independent Publishing

Interested in self-publishing your book? In this interactive class,
you’ll learn practical strategies to help you get started! We’ll
cover the essentials of print publishing, including costs, real-world
sales figures and profits, as well as marketing hooks and other
promotion tips. We’ll also discuss publishing eBooks—formatting,
royalties, where to sell your eBook, and how independent publishing
can jump-start your writing career. Instructor Susan Colleen Browne is the author of seven independently published books, including the Whatcom County-set memoir, Little Farm in the Foothills. Her latest novel, The Hopeful Romantic, will be released May 2015.

The World of Independent Publishing

Date: April 22 & 29, 2015
Time: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: Village Books
Cost: $69
Website for more info:


New Book Featuring with the Bellingham Herald

Dean Kahn, editor and columnist for the Bellingham Herald, has announced that the Herald’s quarterly glossy magazine, Whatcom Magazine, will include a listing of new books from Whatcom County authors.  In this new feature, he hopes to include either a book cover or an author photo as an art element with each list.

Of first interest will be new books written by authors living in the county; second, new books by former county residents; and, third, new books by other authors with subject matter of particular interest to Whatcom readers.

The quarterly listing will be not include reviews; rather it will be a checklist with title, author name, retail price, a sentence of description, and needed information on availability.

Whatcom Writers and Publishers members should send email notices about their new titles to

David Michaelson invites you to check out the new look on his website

From the desk of David Michaelson:

Finally, a website I can work with.
Everyone is invited to have a look.
Thanks to Godaddy, their most recent update is a joy to lay out. I got to place all my book cover art where I wanted and sized to my liking; both tasks were difficult with their original website.

Please check out the new website. Feedback is greatly appreciated!