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.