This past meeting was a bittersweet moment as it was our final meeting for the year. Stefanie Winger from Barnes and Noble gave a wonderful talk to WWP about Nook Press and what it provides for authors. We look forward to coming back in September with even more fantastic speakers. Have a great summer!
Special thanks to Harvey Chute for coming to speak to WWP about kboards.com this past Wednesday. He gave wonderful insights about how this online forum can be a vital resource for authors. We all enjoyed eating, mingling, and the occasional glass of wine.
Don’t forget to check out our next speaker for June!
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
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Janet Oakley was invited to write a novella for the launch of a brand new Kindle World, Lei Crime Kindle Word, by best selling author Toby Neal.
Entitled Saddle Road, her story is set on Maui and the Big Island. It
launches on April 7th, though it could be earlier. It’s Janet’s first
mystery. Hawaii no ka oi.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.