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Stop by the Self-Publishing Lounge at TCWF18

April 9, 2018


Curious about the self-publishing process? Maybe you’re overwhelmed by the number of paths to publication out there.

Authors and publishers with experience in self-publishing will be available for conversations in room #108, just past the elevator on the first floor. Please drop by to pick up business cards, ask questions, and learn more about options and opportunities.

 Ellen Summerfield has self-published four books of poetry and is pleased to share her experiences: using InDesign for formatting; working with an illustrator and a graphic designer; hiring and editor; and, for her most recent volume (Unruly, 2017), learning to use CreateSpace, which is the print-on-demand service offered by Amazon.

 Karen Berkey Huntsberger is the author of Waiting for Peace­: The Journals & Correspondence of a World War II Medic and I’ll Be Seeing You: Letters Home From a Navy Girl, both self-published and funded by Kickstarter campaigns. Karen has spoken extensively on her first book with the goal of promoting peace.  

Stephen Long was a dock worker, truck driver, inventor, and entrepreneur.  He fulfilled the dream of becoming an author when a grant from the Elizabeth George Foundation led to his debut self-published novel There’s a Somebody. Stephen has since completed a follow-up novel All Hat, and is working on a third novel.

Patricia Marshall, owner of Luminare Press (a self-publishing service), enjoys sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm, and love of publishing and bookmaking with authors across the country. Patricia has a journalism degree from University of Oregon, and an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Baltimore.

Gail Watson designs, prints and binds softcover books in her Newberg studio. She has been working with local authors for over 10 years designing the pages and covers of their books and making them easily readable and interesting visually. She will bring examples of her work and is looking forward to answering questions.

 Stop by, ask questions, and see the possibilities for your next project from these enterprising and creative professionals!

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