“Self-publishing Boot Camp” in Sacramento, November 2

The Sacramento branch of the California Writer’s Club has put on some fine day-long seminars, including the one that got me started blogging (presumably, most people reading this think that’s a good thing).

The Club just announced a seminar in self-publishing to be held November 2.  I invite every one with the interest and geographical proximity to check out the flier: Boot Camp two-pager

I was planning to wait before recommending this event, but today I spotted these statistics on Kristin Lamb’s Blog.  In her August 30 post, “Digital Age Authors & The Ugly Truth About ‘The Good Old Days’ of Publishing,” Lamb says:

“As of 2004, only one out of NINE traditionally published authors ever saw a second book in print and 93% of all books published (traditional and non-traditional) sold less than a thousand copies (per Book Expo of America statistics).”

In other words, no path into print is easy, but now there’s a greater menu of choices than just a few years ago.  The CWC workshops I’ve attended have been excellent, and I’m planning on going to this one.

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7 Responses to “Self-publishing Boot Camp” in Sacramento, November 2

  1. Juliette says:

    Do you have another link to the information? I’m just getting error messages with the link above (might be my computer). Thanks!

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  2. Thanks for letting me know. This new link should now open a pdf file. If it still doesn’t work, let me know and I’ll try something else.

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  3. Rosi says:

    Oh, man! Timing is everything. I am leaving that morning for the Whole Novel Historical Workshop through the Highlights Foundation. I wish I could do both. Take good notes, please!

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  4. Thank you for the information. I just may attend. Let me know if you want to meet up for coffee.

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