Get Lit: To Self-Publish or Not with Dharma Kelleher
Date(s): Thursday, May 7, 2020, 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Genre and Form(s): Business of Writing, Community, Publishing
About this Event
Spirited conversations. Literary culture. Usually every first Thursday at Valley Bar; online during COVID-19. Get Lit.
This Month: To Self-Publish or Not to Self-Publish with Dharma Kelleher
That is the question. Whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them?
With increasing frequency, traditionally published authors are dipping their toes into publishing their own works, some walking away from traditional publishing altogether and creating their own personal imprints. What new opportunities does self-publishing offer to authors? Does it create power for authors who may have been or are still marginalized? Does it maintain power within the larger publishing industry? What are the costs of self-publishing? What are the risks? Should writers organizations, review journals, and awards competitions be open to books regardless of how they are published? Is self-publishing legitimate? What does legitimacy in the context of the publishing industry even mean?
May 7, 2020. 7 pm. On Zoom. Get Lit
Please note: while this event is free and open to the public, you must register through Eventbrite to receive the Zoom link. Space is first-come, first-served. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Attendance will be capped at 30 guests in order to allow everyone the opportunity to speak. Registrations do not guarantee or reserve seats. The Zoom link will be sent two days before the meeting. If you have any questions or require different forms of access, please reach out to Marketing and Outreach Specialist Jake Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.