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Eugene Meeting: “The Nitty-Gritty of Self-Publishing” with Valerie Ihsan

September 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Nitty-Gritty of Self-Publishing

Author Valerie Ihsan of Willow Bench Books discusses why indie publishing is an exciting, lucrative, and viable option to traditional publishing; what you need to know before starting the process; and what to consider while making important decisions. The details that you might not think of before clicking “Submit” can be overwhelming and numerous. During the presentation, Valerie will cover the nitty-gritties from her own personal Publishing Checklist and host an extensive Q and A. Come with your questions!

The Details

The event is FREE to Willamette Writers members (you can sign up at the door!) or has a $10 suggested donation ($5 for students). There will be drawings at the end of the night for a free signed copy of one of Valerie’s books and a gift certificate for a one-hour massage.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for networking and snacks and the bookstore is open during the event.

About Valerie Ihsan

Valerie Ihsan is the author of The Scent of Apple Tea and Smell the Blue Sky: young, pregnant, and widowed, winner of the B.R.A.G. Medallion for Top Indie-Published Books. She co-chaired the Mid-Valley Chapter of Willamette Writers for seven years and currently teaches low-cost publishing classes for authors in her local community. She also teaches various workshops on writing, and on grief, such as “Booze and Chocolate Aren’t the Only Ways to Cope: Turning negative emotions into art.” She’s a successful freelance editor and proofreader through her company, Yellow Pen Editing, and is also a certified bereavement facilitator, and licensed massage therapist. You can find out more at ValerieIhsanAuthor.com.


September 7, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tsunami Books, Eugene
2585 Willamette St.
Eugene, OR 97405