The book industry is changing, and more and more authors are turning to self-publishing to get their books on the shelves. Authors find whole new set of hats to wear, at times becoming their own editors, publicists and distributors, which means there’s a lot to learn past that plot and poetry.
Four indie authors—Gregory Adams, Kirsten Feldman, Brendan Halpin, and Meg Wilson—will discuss their books and their experiences with self-publishing and what has worked for them. The panel will be moderated by Jenny Hudson, owner of Merrimack Media, a self-publishing and promotion company, and co-founder of Crowdpublishr.com, a platform for authors to promote, fund, and publish.
About our panelists:
Gregory Adams writes short fiction that “provides a sharp jolt of dark humor” and has appeared in Silverthought, Aphelion, Thema, Anotherrealm, and many others. A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Gregory lives and writes near Boston.
Kirsten B. Feldman is a writer and educator with stories and essays published in The Boston Globe, The Sun, Provincetown Arts, and many other online and print venues. No Alligators in Sight is her first novel, and she is working on her next novel set in the Washington, DC area featuring a girl named Harry. Yes, that Harry.
Born in the wagon of a travelin’ show, Brendan Halpin is a teacher and a writer. He is the author of two memoirs and the author or co-author of thirteen novels, including Tessa Masterson Will Go to Prom, A Really Awesome Mess, and the Alex Award-winning Donorboy. He lives in Boston with his wife Suzanne, their three teenagers, and a dog.
Meg Wilson is author of the upper middle-grade novel, Crappy New Year, and the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award semifinalist, Mourning Dove. Meg is currently writing an adventure memoir about the Appalachian Trail called Wander Women. She lives in southern Maine with her family and enjoys spending time on the ocean.
About our moderator:
Jenny Hudson is the CEO of Crowdpublishr, a new service whose go brings her book production expertise to Crowpublishr. Owner of a self-publishing company since 2008 with a background in web and graphic design, she became hooked on the industry after self-publishing three of her own novels and began helping other authors, offering comprehensive publishing and promotion services through Merrimack Media.