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Diane Phelps Budden

Piper Writers Studio Instructor 2020

About Diane Phelps Budden

Born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Diane Phelps Budden spent over 30 years in corporate and academic marketing in Michigan before moving to Sedona, Arizona, and launching Red Rock Mountain Press. She wrote and published the picture book Shade; a Story About a Very Smart Raven, followed by The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing: How to Jumpstart Sales of Your Self-published Book for first-time authors needing marketing skills. Responding to the need for a children’s non-fiction book about ravens, she researched and wrote The Un-Common Raven: One Smart Bird that received recognition as a Panelist Pick in the 2013 Southwest Books of the Year. Diane’s latest book is Dear Hubby of Mine: Home Front Wives of World War II, a story told with loving letters her parents exchanged during the war set against the backdrop of the home front and battlefront. The author visits universities, libraries, and museums around Arizona to offer presentations, story hours, and workshops about self-publishing. 

Find Classes with Diane Phelps Budden

Diane Phelps Budden

Date: Tuesdays, September 15 - 29, 2020, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Arizona Time
Type: Presentation, Workshop
Genre: Business of Writing, Editing, Marketing, Publishing

Ready to self-publish? It’s a challenging job, but this workshop will guide you through it. First tip? You’ll need to profile the target audience for your book. That information will drive everything about getting your book into the hands of potential buyers. Then we’ll discuss the steps to self-publishing a print book, and establishing distributors. We’ll consider both brick-and-mortar options and print on demand (POD).  You’ll need an effective query letter or book proposal to contact these folks. Next, we’ll talk about producing an e-book.