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Cover design is fun, vexing, and one of the most important steps in the publishing process. Come to the Chicago Self-Publishing Group meeting tomorrow evening, Tuesday June 2, to hear expert designer +Joann Sondy explain how to do it properly.
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Looking forward to this event. Paula Krapf is a wealth of book marketing information!
 
CWIP March 18 Program: Book Promotion Deep Dive: Book Promotions that Work!

Join CWIP for our March program about promoting books in the 21st century—given by Paula Krapf, a marketing, social media, digital content and PR consultant/strategist. Perhaps you have published a book, or want to, or want to help those who publish books, and you’re looking for the inside scoop on the wide world of book promotion. You’ve studied up on social media. You’re not afraid to market yourself. But you know there’s more out there at your fingertips than Twitter and Facebook.

If you aren’t sure whether you should go with Kindle Direct Publishing or Kindle Unlimited, or if you can’t figure out the secrets to finding the right Kindle keywords, this event will help you understand how Amazon’s algorithms work so you can harness more exposure, reviews, and sales for your book. We’ll also break down Goodreads, a social network with more than 30 million members, so you can get the most out of its author program, giveaways, author Q&As, and more!

When: 
Wednesday, March 18, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: 
Second floor conference room in the Four40 Building, 440 S. LaSalle St., Chicago, IL 60603

*Registration:
Sign up by Monday, March 16 for discounted registration fee.
Register online now: https://cwip.formstack.com/forms/bookpromotion*

About the Speaker: 
Paula Krapf is a marketing, social media, digital content and PR consultant/strategist. She was a journalist for nearly a decade before moving into book marketing and social media strategy and content management. She helps authors (and others) navigate the often-confusing world of online and offline promotion. Connect with Paula at http://www.paulakrapf.com.
For more information about Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) visit www.cwip.org
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Thanks, Kim! This looks interesting +Chicago Women in Publishing  #BookPromotion  
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Thought for the day: If your writing doesn't start out strong, just keep going! #amwriting #writers
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Join me and lots of wonderful publishing folks at +Chicago Women in Publishing's January 21st Publishing Fair.
 
CWIP Publishing Fair Spotlight: +Kim Bookless 

Happy 2015! Join us later this month at the CWIP Publishing Fair, where you can learn about this city’s publishing resources, including editorial consultant (and CWIP vice president!) Kim Bookless:

Kim Bookless is a Chicago-based publishing consultant, copyeditor, writer, and speaker. She helps authors bring their books to life by guiding them through the maze of self-publishing, serving as their advisor, advocate, and project manager. Services include acting as a liaison between authors and service providers; monitoring and supervising the dozens of steps in the publishing process; and ensuring projects progress smoothly, on time, and within budget.

Register for the publishing fair here: https://CWIP.formstack.com/forms/publishingfair
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Tomorrow night, Oct. 15, I get to do my favorite thing--talk to authors about self-publishing their books!
Thanks to fellow Edgy Writer Lori Parker, we got something special planned for this meeting. What is it, you ask? Hint: WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET THEIR WORK PUBLISHED?  Be sure to give Lori Parker a big hug for organizing this event, and somebody treat her to whatever she wants at Zanzibar. Also, let's make sure to treat our guest speaker as well, as a token of our appreciation.  Here is Lori's summation:  "You’re close to or you’ve just finished you...
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Chicago authors and publishing industry folks, join us at the Chicago Self-Publishing Group meeting on Thursday, May 14 in Lincoln Park to hear Clayton Smith, author and head of Dapper Press, give expert advice on how to self-publish with Amazon's CreateSpace. Our group is nearing 600 members -- it's great to see so many aspiring authors in this city!  
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Five Myths About Self-Publishing - great guest post by +Wise Ink Creative Publishing on writerswin.com
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+Chicago Women in Publishing's first Publishing Fair this Wednesday evening, January 21, has become a huge event, and the early bird registration fee ends at midnight tonight.

We're focusing on all areas of publishing, and our featured companies include StoryStudio Chicago, University of Chicago Press, Agate Publishing, Adams Press, Independent Writers of Chicago (IWOC), the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA), Lake Claremont Press, and many more.

 If you're a writer, publishing professional, or have an interest in publishing, we'd love to see you there!
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Proud member of the +Blurb Books Dream Team Collaborators!
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Nov. 19 in the Chicago Loop: 
Learn how to write for the web from content marketing expert +Andy Crestodina!
 
An update on our Nov. 19 meeting location: 

We will meet at 440 S. LaSalle, 2nd Floor, for Writing for the Web: What Content Marketing Is and Why You Need to Know

Please spread the word!

And, if you haven't signed up, RSVP today for this great program! 

Content marketing might sound like industry jargon, but we promise you that you should sit up and pay attention. Think of content marketing as copywriting for the next generation. Whether you believe print is dead or set for a comeback, writing for the Internet is here to stay. 

Our presenter, Andy Crestodina, is a co-founder of Orbit Media, an award-winning, 35-person web design company in Chicago. Over the past 15 years, Andy has provided web strategy and marketing advice to more than 1,000 businesses.

Bonus: Andy will also share a few tricks for managing social media. The program is 6-8:30 p.m.

Register here: http://bit.ly/1uBldCr
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It's science.
Or, what happens to your brain when you're lost in a book.
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ICYMI--My article on +Mick Rooney's The Independent Publishing Magazine: Authors can avoid self-publishing heartache by getting manuscript evaluations and developmental editing.
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Publishing Consultant | Writer | Editor
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Book editing, publishing consulting, writing, copyediting.
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  • Publishing Consultant | Writer | Editor
    Freelance, 2009 - present
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
    Grants Administrator, 2010 - 2011
  • Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans
    Administrative Assistant, 2007 - 2008
  • Barnes & Noble
    Department Manager, 2007 - 2007
  • The McGraw-Hill Companies
    National Sales Coordinator, 1999 - 2005
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I’m rather good with words. I write them, edit them, and help authors turn them into books.

I am a publishing consultant, writer, and editor based in downtown Chicago. I help authors get their books self-published by serving as a single point of contact throughout the book production process. I explain authors' publishing options, help them clarify their goals, assist them with finding excellent self-publishing service providers, and interact with the service providers on the authors' behalf.

I also provide original writing, ghostwriting, content editing, and copyediting for books, web content, marketing materials, and communications pieces.

I founded the Chicago Self-Publishing Meetup Group. Our members are aspiring authors, people who work in the publishing industry, and others who are simply curious about how to create a book. We meet in the downtown Chicago area every other month and offer our members free resources, presentations, guest speakers, and panel discussions.

I’m on the board of Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP), a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA) and the American Copy Editors Society (ACES), and a contributor to the national magazine Preservation in Print.

I'm a preservation geek. Occasionally I’ll get up in front of a bunch of strangers and try to convince them to help save a historic building. Sometimes I have to explain that we should save one even if most people think it’s ugly.

My dream is to move to Rome and write about the ex-pat life. I'm still working on a strategy to get there.

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