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WORKSHOP DATE: Begins Monday January 23, 2017 and runs every other Monday for ten weeks. Workshop meets five times.

WORKSHOP LOCATION: Welwood Murray Memorial Library, Palm Springs * 100 S. Palm Canyon Dr * Palm Springs, CA 92262

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Getting from Here to There: An Inlandia Indie Publishing Workshop with Marj Charlier

The chances of being traditionally published these days are as slim as they’ve ever been. With e-book sales soaring and publishers consolidating, traditionally published books are now a small minority of the 4,000 new books published every day. For the vast majority of aspiring writers who want to see their works in print, independent publishing, self-publishing, and subsidy publishing have become better options. But fear keeps many new writers from approaching the steep learning curve of indie publishing and self-marketing, and many of them don’t know where to start. The common lament: “I have a memoir/novel/collection of short stories, but I don’t know where to go from here.” This series of workshops will demystify the steps to indie publishing, helping fence sitters get off the rail and into print.

The five “Getting from Here to There” workshops will cover:

1 – Choosing your indie path

2 – Preparing your manuscript

3 – Publishing and distributing

4 – Websites and Facebook marketing

5 – Additional marketing paths

Marj Charlier has a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University (Phi Beta Kappa) and a masters degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as well as an MBA. She worked at several small and mid-sized dailies before joining the Wall Street Journal as a staff reporter. After twenty years in journalism, she spent twenty years in finance departments, during which she wrote her first novel, Putt for Show, which she self-published in 2013. After retiring, she wrote the sequel, Drive for Dough, and three other novels about women facing major career and life changes. Her romance novel, One Way to Succeed, was published late in 2016. A second romance will be published in 2017.


While this workshop is free, donations gratefully accepted. You may donate via PayPal or mail a check to the Inlandia Institute office.

– To donate via PayPal visit and choose “send money” to donations (at) inlandiainstitute (dot) org.

– To mail or hand-deliver donations: Inlandia Institute * 4178 Chestnut Street * Riverside, California 92501

If you have any questions or concerns, please call Cati Porter at the Inlandia Institute at 951 790 2458 or email

Thank you, and enjoy the workshop!