Writer Kelsye Nelson speaks on ‘The New Publishing Frontier’ this Monday, 11 a.m., at the Edmonds Library. The talk is part of the EPIC speakers series, which meets after the 10 a.m. writing group. Both drop-in events are free, although seating is limited to the first 20 people.
Nelson provided this preview of her talk: “Long gone are the days when an author could sit back, play the role of ‘artiste’ and expect a publisher to do everything for her. Writers seeking successful careers as authors now have to play a good marketing game, whether planning to publish the traditional way, or trying your hand at self-publishing. I’ll share strategies for working like a marketing pro, even if you feel like a marketing guppy.”
Nelson founded Writer.ly, an online marketplace where writers find the help they need to complete, publish and market their books. “Writers post a job describing the help they need. Freelancers bid on the job. The writer chooses whom she’d like to work with based on price, portfolio, reviews and experience.” Learn more about Writer.ly, and to view Kelsye’s recent publications, visit www.Kelsye.com.
Monday’s talk is the final event of EPIC’s fall weekly series, which takes a break until January. For more information on EPIC’s literary events, including NaNoWriMo write-ins and a Publishing Workshop on Nov. 16, see the EPIC website.