You can love it or lament it, but if you’re a writer you can’t ignore it: the publishing industry is changing fast. Gone are the days (if they ever existed) when a writer finished a manuscript, mailed it to an agent or publisher, then turned to the next writing project while waiting for the royalties checks to start rolling in. Once derided as “vanity publishing,” self-publishing has gained enough respectability that even many seasoned authors are choosing that route for publication. (Vineyard favorite Cynthia Riggs, for instance, has elected to self-publish her newest book, after ten traditionally-published mysteries.)
If you have an interest in self-publishing—and if you’re a writer, you should at least have an interest—you might consider signing up for the Cape Cod Writers Center’s upcoming workshop: How to be Happily Self-Published. The all-day workshop is scheduled for March 16 at the Cape Codder resort in Hyannis and costs $65 for CCWC members and $75 for non-members.
Professionals and experts in self-publishing will discuss topics including preparing your manuscript, e-books versus print books, distribution options for self-published books, marketing your work, social networking for self-published authors, and turning blogs into books. (Follow the link above for a full schedule of events and biographies of presenters.)
For more information and to register, call 508-420-0200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.