16 Secrets of the Bestselling Ebook Authors: Best Practices for Ebook Publishing

When: Back to Calendar January 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Carlsbad (Dove) Library
Plaza Paseo Real
1775 Dove Lane,Carlsbad,CA 92011
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Contact: Karla Olson
Categories: Monthly Meetings

In this segment, Mark Coker will share 16 best practices of the most

successful self-published ebook authors. Learn how to self-publish with

pride and professionalism. Learn simple, yet important strategies that

will make your book more accessible, more discoverable and more

desirable to readers. The session draws upon the best practices advice

contained in Mark Coker’s free ebook, THE SECRETS TO EBOOK PUBLISHING

SUCCESS, and includes new insights not covered in the book.

About Mark Coker:

Based in Los Gatos, Mark Coker founded Smashwords in 2008 to make it

fast, free and easy for authors to publish and distribute an ebook.

Today, Smashwords has grown to become the world’s largest distributor of

self-published ebooks. 100,000 authors and small independent presses

around the world publish and distribute over 300,000 books with

Smashwords. Smashwords distributes globally to Apple iBooks, Barnes &

Noble, Kobo, Scribd, Oyster, OverDrive and Baker & Taylor Axis 360.

Mark’s three books about ebook publishing best practices – The

Smashwords Style Guide, The Smashwords Book Marketing Guide, and The

Secrets to Ebook Publishing Success – have been downloaded over 700,000

times and are considered essential reference guides for professional

indie authors. Follow Mark on Twitter @markcoker. Mark blogs at

http://blog.smashwords.com and contributes to Huffington Post’s Books

section at http://huffingtonpost.com/mark-coker

Dan Poynter visited PWSD on October 25th

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Dan returned to our meetings to give some signature “Poynters” on publishing. Dan has become one of, if not the, leading authority on publishing. PWSD is honored that he took the time come visit, and share his knowledge with our small family of writers and publishers her in San Diego. If you missed the lecture, or want to revisit the slides, you can find them here!

PWSD Welcomes Thom Kephart to San Diego

We had a full-house for a wonderful presentation from Thom Kephart  of Create Space who presented to Publishers and Writer’s of San Diego this January, 2014. For those who were not able to attend, download Thom’s slides and watch the video (compliments of Chad Thompson Photography and Monkey C Media).

About PWSD

Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD): a professional association of the publishing community in San Diego, educating business-minded self-publishers and authors.

Publishers and Writers of San Diego has been serving as a forum for education, networking, and motivation since 1994. Originally founded as The San Diego Publishers Alliance, the group is comprised of members from all areas of publishing and writing — authors, self-publishers, independent publishers, editors, book packagers, designers, consultants, promotional professionals, students, and more.