Atlanta Author to Discuss Making a Living by Self-Publishing

From: Anvil Publishers Inc
Published: Wed Mar 17 2010

For the book author, landing a publisher has never been harder. Even when you do, count on anemic royalty rates, 18 to 24 months to publication and giving up the rights to your book. And you’ll still be expected to do most of the marketing yourself! Yet, thanks to the Internet, self-publishing has become easier, more viable and more potentially lucrative than ever before.

Peter Bowerman, successful self-publisher of the Well-Fed titles, will share his proven strategies for production, promotion and publicity that yielded 60,000-plus copies of his books in print and a full-time living for eight-plus years at a seminar for writers being held in conjunction with the Spring Book Show at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta on March 26.

Bowerman, an Atlanta-based freelance commercial writer, is the author of the 2000 award-winning Book-of-the-Month Club selection, The Well-Fed Writer, and its 2005 companion volume, TWFW: Back for Seconds (, both self-published, and both how-to standards on lucrative commercial freelancing.

In 2006, Bowerman chronicled his self-publishing success in his third book, The Well-Fed Self-Publisher: How to Turn One Book into a Full-Time Living (

Bowerman has published over 250 articles and editorials, leads seminars on writing and is a professional coach on both commercial freelancing business start-up and self-publishing.

Other speakers at the Authorship 101, "How To Become a Successful Author – The Basics," workshop on March 26 are:

• David Fulmer, Shamus winner, author of several mysteries published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, now creating a new publishing house in Atlanta. Topic: "New Games in Town - The Shift in the Publishing Paradigm."
• Ahmad Meradji, president, Apex Book Manufacturing, covering "How To Get Your Self-Published Book Manufactured," and
• Angela K. Durden, author of children’s books, editor of a new anthology of business essays, publisher and businesswoman, covering "Problems of self-editing, level of quality to seek, benefits of hiring an editor, different types of editing."

Noel Griese of Atlanta-based Anvil Brokers, and editor of the "Southern Review of Books" newsletter, said that people attending the workshop get free admission to the Spring Book Show.

Additional details about the class are available at the Anvil Publishers Web site at

Noel Griese
Anvil Publishers Inc
Atlanta, GA
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