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Publising Options: Pros & Cons



Event Type(s): Literary, Lecture / Workshop
Organization: WriterHouse
Description: Traditional publishing is always preferable to self-publishing, but a small percentage of manuscripts ever get to that point. So with the easier and cheaper access to book publishing technology, many more authors turn to self-publishing. What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing? Are there self-publishing avenues that are far better than others? Are there rip-off companies that are basically in the business of printing? Can you learn how to identify and avoid those companies? Knowledge is power, and the more you know, the better you will be able to help yourself and help your book. In this seminar, you’ll explore the implications of self-publishing and receive critical information to help guide the publishing decisions you make about your book, whether you find a trade publisher or decide to publish yourself.

About the Instructor: Bob Friedman has been a publisher for more than forty years. In 1974, he founded the Donning Company/Publishers and was president and publisher until 1989. He is the co-founder of Hampton Roads Publishing Company, which began in 1989. Hampton Roads focused on cutting-edge books with a self-help or non-tradional spiritual orientation, publishing over 1000 books in eighteen years, among them, bestseller Conversations with God, by Neale Donald Walsch. Retired from Hampton Roads, Robert currently runs Rainbow Ridge Books, distributed by Square One Publishers. He is also co-author, with Eckhart Tolle, of a children’s book entitled Milton’s Secret: An Adventure of Discovery Through Then, When, and The Power of Now, which will soon be released as a major motion picture with Donald Sutherland and Michelle Rodriguez.
Address: 508 Dale Avenue
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Contact Name: Lisa Ellison
Contact Phone: 434-296-1922
Contact Email:
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Date: Saturday, 2/17/2018
Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
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