Suzanna Stinnett is the founder of BABS, a group of writers, bloggers, and tech folk who meet in person to work out the wrinkles of modern communication. With Anne Hill as co-organizer, the two authors are forging new, well-lit paths for publishing.
Have you seen any articles recently about publishing that did not mention ebooks? I have, but I don’t recommend them, because ebook production has moved front and center. Even if the written work is headed for print, any publisher worth the contract has the ebook aspect of the deal right out on the table.
One of the quieter evolutions spinning behind tales of million-dollar ebook contracts is the title of author. Today, many writers are realizing they are authors without waiting for an external authority to say so. When writers take on the responsibility of working with (and paying for) their own editors, book cover designers and publicity platforms, I think they’ve earned their authorship.
Authors Go Public is a year-long string of events initiated by Bay Area Bloggers Society. Bloggers are authors too, and if they know what’s goin’ on in the marketing world, authors are becoming bloggers. Hop on over to our Meetup site to see when the next meetings are scheduled. We’re in Marin County, San Francisco, and Sebastopol, teaching and sharing tricks and techniques for being a published author in the 21st century.