June 4, 2016Sam Henrie, publisher, Wheatmark Publishing, Tucson, AZ: Sam founded Wheatmark in 1999, and publishes about 60 titles a year in all genres. The company manages design, editing, distribution and e-book formatting for its authors, and provides assistance with marketing. Sam developed an Authors Academy, which provides teleseminars and marketing talks monthly for his authors.
Small, independent publishers offer authors a “third way” to get published – something between the do-it-all path of self-publishing and the hard-to-get traditional publishing house.
A moderated panel of three top publishers in the industry will discuss with members & guests:
- How small publishers work with authors
- Why an author may choose a small publisher over a large publishing house or self-publishing
- What small publishers are looking for in manuscripts
- How to get the attention of a small publisher and garner interest in your work
Marci Braun, publisher, WildChild Publishing, Los Angeles: Marci publishes 20 to 30 e-books and print-on-demand titles a year under the WildChild label and the Freya’s Bower imprint. WildChild's works range from stand-alone 10,000-word shorts (online) to most fictional genres (online and POD). Freya’s Bower publishes romance and erotica. She charges no up-front fee; pays royalties; and provides design, formatting, editing, proofreading, and distribution.
Billie Johnson, publisher, Oak Tree Press, Corcoran, CA: Billie has managed Oak Tree for 18 years, publishing about 48 books a year. She has cut back on the number of books she publishes so she can spend more time promoting her authors and garnering distribution. She publishes mysteries, memoirs of the not-so-famous, romances and police stories.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Rancho Mirage Library, Community Room