Due to uncertainty over upcoming inclement weather in the area, this workshop will take place virtually via Zoom. Link will be sent the day before the event as well as the morning of. Thanks for understanding!
Interested in self-publishing? Maybe you have a book you're working on now, and you're ready to move to the next step? Or perhaps you've always been interested in writing a book, and want to explore publication options—wherever you are in your author journey, this workshop is for you! Come out to the Spartanburg County Library Headquarters on Saturday, October 1st from 2-4pm to learn from the best: Meg Reid and Kate McMullen, Director and Managing Editor of the Hub City Press.
They will cover the process and costs of hiring a designer and editor, printing the actual books and getting them into stores, and how to avoid the many scams and predatory printers that are present in the marketplace. You likely worked for years to write your book and have it published but most authors are more comfortable writing their book than marketing it. This class will focus on what authors need to do in the months before publication to help get the word out and lay the foundation for a successful book release. A Q&A period will close out the seminar.
*Note that this bootcamp will only go forward with a minimum of 6 registrants. In the event of cancellation, full refunds will be issued.*
Don't miss out; register today!
Meg Reid is the Director of Hub City Press in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where she finds and champions new and overlooked voices from the American South, including Carter Sickels, Drew Lanham, Ashley M. Jones, and Anjali Enjeti. An editor and book designer, her essays have appeared online in outlets like DIAGRAM, Oxford American, and The Rumpus. She holds an MFA in Nonfiction from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, where she served as Assistant Editor of the literary magazine, Ecotone, and worked for the literary imprint Lookout Books. She was a Publishers Weekly Star Watch 2021 Honoree. She loves literary nonfiction and braided essays. She lives in a bungalow in a historic district with her husband, two cats, and a short-legged terrier mix.
Kate McMullen is the Managing Editor at Hub City Press. She received her MFA in fiction from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she worked as the publishing assistant for Lookout Books. Her fiction has appeared in Paper Darts, Carve Magazine, The Boiler, Foglifter, The Pinch, and elsewhere. A Best of the Net and Pushcart nominee, she is the 2015 recipient of UNCW’s Colbert Chapbook Award. Find Kate reading short stories, literary oddities, cookbooks, and true crime. She lives downtown in Spartanburg, SC with her partner and a pitbull named Holstein.