Publishing Professional Standards Illustrated with Teri Rider

When: Back to Calendar August 26, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Carlsbad Dove Library
1775 Dove Ln
Carlsbad,CA 92011
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Contact: Karla Olson
Categories: Monthly Meetings

One of the things we as self or indie publishers want to avoid is creating a book that looks like it was self-published. To a trained eye, those things that are tells are obvious, but to those who are new at publishing or haven’t been exposed to some of the finer details, all that is apparent is that it just doesn’t look right.

In this presentation, Teri will give an overview of the IBPA Industry Standards Checklist with an emphasis on production and design, showing examples of many of the details.

Headshot Teri RiderTeri Rider worked in traditional publishing for over 10 years, immersing herself in almost every aspect of the business from marketing to illustration, design and production. Now, after over 3 decades in the field, hybrid publishing is her specialty and through her company, Top Reads Publishing, Teri leads authors either to self-publish or publish under her imprint.

Book Publicity 101 with Holly Watson – Slides

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Holly Watson, a PR agent who has worked for many of the major publishing companies, shared her insight into what goes into a great PR campaign, what authors can and should do for themselves, and what they should hire others to do. She generously offered to share her slides. Thanks, Holly, for a great presentation.

Book Publicity 101 Slides




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.