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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…)

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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 June 24, 2017 Meeting

Jeri Westerson

Jeri Westerson

Another great meeting, thanks to a fine speaker and an enthusiastic audience. More than fifty people came to hear Jeri Westerson talk about how to do historical research. She also demonstrated several medieval weapons!   (more…)

How Do Books Become Bestsellers?

Jane Friedman, indie pub, amwriting, book publishing

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…)

Summary of January 2017 Meeting

winter-2024112_1920What an amazing kickoff to our new year. Forty-eight people attended the Hemet Public Library for our first meeting, and half of them joined as members. We rely on your generous support to keep the lights on, so thank you!

Here’s a quick rundown of the main topics covered, with links to handouts. (more…)

What Is a Hybrid Publisher?

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photo by Frances Marie

In this new world of publishing, it’s easy to make a mistake when you go to choose a publisher. In this post by publishing expert Jane Friedman (who I know and trust), you’ll learn many valuable tips to avoid being sold a bill of goods. To read the complete post, click here: What is a Hybrid Publisher?

Networking Tip for Shy People: Start Close to Home

author, indie, self-publish, writer, novel

If you’re anything like me, a small part of you (or let’s be real, a large part) hates networking situations with a passion, especially forced networking situations.  (more…)