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Member Teleseminar

Friday September 21, 2012

11 AM PDT  12 PM MDT  1 PM CDT  2 PM EDT


There are many choices when publishing your memoir or collection of life story vignettes. The National Association of Memoir Writers Teleseminar offers an overview of publishing methods, tips for producing a professional-looking book, and a look at the pros and cons of using Amazon’s CreateSpace self-publishing program vs. Lightning Source’s digital printing and distribution.

We will cover the following points:

 Methods of Publishing

  •        Traditional presses
  •        Independent presses
  •        Self-publishing
    •    Publishing services programs (Lulu, CreateSpace, iUniverse, etc.)
    •    Independent publishing

Creating a professional-looking book

  •          Editing
  •          Cover design
  •          Interior formatting

Amazon’s CreateSpace (CS) vs Lightning Source, Inc. (LSI)

  •         What they offer
  •         Uploading files
  •         Distribution


Linda Austin wrote and published her mother’s story, Cherry Blossoms in Twilight, a WWII Japan memoir of history and culture. She is owner of Moonbridge Publications, encouraging lifewriting and educating authors on the art of successful indie-publishing. She is a board member of the St. Louis Publishers Association and member of the St. Louis Writers Guild. http://moonbridgebooks.com

@moonbridgebooks. Facebook: Moonbridge Life Writing & Memoir.

Sonia Marsh is a “Gutsy” woman who can pack her carry-on and move to another country in one day. She is the founder of the “My Gutsy Story” series, a popular contest on her blog.

She says everyone has a “My Gutsy Story”; some just need a little help to uncover theirs. Her story, told in her travel memoir Freeways to Flip-Flops: A Family’s Year of Gutsy Living on a Tropical Island, is about chucking it all and uprooting her family to reconnect on an island in Belize.

Sonia has lived in many countries – Denmark, Nigeria, France, England, the U.S. and Belize – Sonia Marsh considers herself a citizen of the world. She holds a degree in environmental science from the University of East Anglia, U.K., and now lives in Southern California with her husband, Duke.

Sonia welcomes new friends, bloggers, writers and readers at Soniamarsh.com (http://soniamarsh.com) Contact her at: sonia@soniamarsh.com www.facebook.com/GutsyLiving or Twitter.com@GutsyLiving



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