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DIY Publishing Series: Author as Entrepreneur

In this session, we’ll focus on the basics of the business and economics of selling books.  Review the distribution process: how books get to readers and how booksellers buy and display books. Estimate potential income, establish a break-even point and revisit your original budget. Determine how you will measure success and review (or revise) your vision and goals. Handouts: Budget and examples of distributor contracts and consignment policies.

Instructor: Waverly Fitzgerald and Annie Pearson

Class Type: 1 Session

Start Date: 08/15/2015

Days of the Week: Saturday

Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Waverly Fitzgerald and Annie Pearson

Waverly Fitzgerald is the author (with Curt Colbert) of five humorous mystery novels published by Kensington under the name Waverly Curtis. She is also the managing editor of Rat City Publishing, a small local press publishing mysteries set in Seattle.

Annie Pearson is a Seattle writer, author of three contemporary novels and (as E.A. Stewart) a historical fiction series set in the Languedoc crusades. She is also managing editor at Jugum Press, which publishes eclectic fiction and nonfiction, including The Sky High Road by Moses L. Howard. During her technical writing career, her reading turned to early social-issue novelists like Elizabeth Gaskell. She currently reads contemporary writers like Tana French who explore the complexities enveloping people whose lives are in crisis. Pearson’s teaching focuses on sharing technical skills with writers who want more from their tools and more methods for finding readers.

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