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Indie Publishing Workshop

Saturday, March 3 • 10:30 am to 5:30 pm
Riverside Public Library, Main Library
3581 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside
The chances of being published by a major publisher are slimmer today than ever. With e-books dominating many genres and publishers consolidating, traditionally published books are a tiny minority of the nearly 4,000 books launched in the U.S. every day. Independent publishing and self-publishing have become the go-to options for those who want to see their work in print. But fear and confusion keep many new writers from approaching indie publishing and marketing. This workshop will demystify the steps to self-publishing, marketing and distribution, helping writers get off the fence and on the path to publishing their books.



Morning Session I: Choosing your publishing path. We talk about the various paths to publication and which will be best for you.

Morning Session II: Getting your manuscript ready. We discuss what authors need to know about rewriting and the four steps in editing.


Lunch – 90 minutes, box lunch options from Subway


Afternoon Session I:  The publication process. We discuss the differences between CreateSpace and Ingram Spark, and preview some other options for self-publishers.

Afternoon Session II:  Marketing and distribution. We will look at various website options, and discuss distribution for both print books and e-books.

Marj Charlier is a retired journalist and the author of several books. She is the founder of Sunacumen Press based in Palm Springs.


Registrations are required. The workshop fee is $80. For more information and registration, visit our Boot Camp form

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