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Summary of March 23, 2019 Meeting

Late add: After this summary was published, our speaker, David Wogahn, had a chat with Midwest Book Review’s Marj Charlier. Marj is also, of course, an author and publisher herself, as well as the Guild’s Treasurer. Click here to read that post, and for the rest of the March meeting summary, scroll downward. (more…)

Summary of February 23, 2019 Meeting

An author isn’t just a writer. A successful author is a businessperson as well. One of the most crucial keys to success is the visibility of one’s work. How do we achieve such visibility? (more…)

Summary of January 26, 2019 Meeting

 

Our first meeting of the new year was a great success! According to Wendy Knepp, Board Advisor, an even 50 people attended, slightly more than usual.  (more…)

Summary of May 26, 2018 Meeting

 

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Happy Memorial Day! Although we had a full house on this big holiday weekend, we were mindful of and grateful for the sacrifice made by so many patriotic Americans for the safety and security of our beloved country.

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Summary of August 26, 2017 Meeting

Our August meeting was a huge success! Thanks to all of our poets who read their work, or the work of others, at our second annual Appreciation of Poetry event. (more…)

Summary of July 22, 2017 Meeting

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHi everybody. I’m writing this from a hotel room in Bend, Oregon. Looking forward to tubing the Deschutes River around lunchtime, but right now I have a few hours to put this summary blog together.

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How Do Books Become Bestsellers?

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Jane Friedman, publishing industry expert

What is the best path to publishing success? Is it critical to land an agent and traditional publisher, or should you go with an indie publisher or do it yourself? (more…)