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Salem: Using a Hybrid-publisher with Linda Atwell
April 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hybrid Publishing is a term that covers a lot of different variations. Come learn more about this middle ground between traditional and self-publishing. Is this this option right for you?
Join us to find out!
On Wednesday, April 18th, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), Linda Atwell will present to our chapter about hybrid publishing at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE.
After seven years of submitting to agents, publishers, and small presses (and receiving many lovely, personalized rejection letters), Linda Atwell decided to try hybrid publishing. She considered all her options, then submitted her manuscript to She Writes Press—a publishing company “of women and for women” that publishes novels, memoirs, and non-fiction self-help books. Ultimately, she selected this press because of their upstanding reputation and because several memoir-writing friends had already achieved some success using this method to get their memoirs published. Atwell will be speaking on the best, worst, and challenging parts of this journey—which consists of a mixture of emotions and learning curves necessary to get your story out in the world. So, are you willing to green-light, i.e. turn your manuscript into a real live book by partnering with a publisher? How important is it to you for your book to appear on a local bookstore’s shelf? Are you willing to share in a greater portion of the profits in exchange for paying some publishing expenses upfront? If so, this session should answer many of your questions about publishing a memoir through a hybrid publisher.
About the Speaker
Linda Atwell lives in Silverton, Oregon with her husband, John. They have two incredible adult children. Linda earned her BA from George Fox College, but it is her entrepreneurial and adventuresome spirits that have inspired her career goals. She owned a successful home décor business for ten years before switching to adjusting catastrophe insurance claims and climbing roofs for a living. Now she writes. Her award-winning work has appeared in print and online magazines. Her first was book, “Loving Lindsey: Raising a Daughter with Special Needs” was released September 2017. She irregularly writes a blog (http://www.LindaAtwell.com) about her daughter with special needs. Atwell is happiest traveling the world, and hopes to get fifty stamps in her passport before it expires.
What’s next at the Salem Chapter:
April 14: Write Here Write Now writing intensive
April 18: “Using a Hybrid-publisher for Your Story — The Good, The Bad, and The Unknown” with Linda Atwell
May 16: “Wonders of World-building” with Karen Azinger
June 13: Rachel Letofsky will speak to us about finding an agent, please note that this is the second Wednesday in June.