Doing it yourself can bring big rewards and big challenges. Navigating both writing and publishing your book can be tricky, especially if you don’t know what to expect. Learn from the experiences of self-published authors as they discuss what worked and what didn’t, including a realistic look at expectations.
The latest in James River Writer’s Writing Show series, Great Expectations: The Realities of Self‐publishing, on Thursday, January 30, at the Camel, features three self-published authors—David Kazzie, Rosemary Rawlins, and Leila Gaskin. Bill Blume, author of Tales of a 10th Grade Vampire Hunter, will moderate. The second half of the panel will welcome questions from the audience.
David Kazzie’s debut novel, The Jackpot, has sold more than 11,000 copies since last January and spent nine days on Amazon’s Top 100 Kindle Bestseller List, peaking at No. 34. Rosemary Rawlins is the author of a memoir, Learning by Accident, which will be released in March. Leila Gaskin is the author of Hot Flashes and several short stories.
The Writing Show, described as Inside the Actor’s Studio meets the New York Times bestseller list, happens live in Richmond the last Thursday of the month. The host is James River Writers, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to build community by connecting and inspiring writers and readers in central Virginia.
Date: Thursday, January 30, 2014
Time: 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Location: The Camel, 1621 W. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23220
Fees: $10 in advance, www.jamesriverwriters.org
$12 at the door, $5 students at the door