February 2017 Meeting

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 – 7:00 to 8:45 pm

Self Publishing

Creating and Marketing an Excellent Book

Craig Shemilt from Island Blue/Printorium Bookworks and book designer Iryna Spica will be presenting us with a wealth of information about creating and marketing self-published books.

Craig will discuss the reasons authors are turning to self publishing. He will tell us the benefits of digital printing, and the best ways to market books. He will also cover the subjects of E-books and the book market.

Iryna has designed hundreds of books in collaboration with authors and has gained a lot of experience along the way. She will be able to answer many of our questions about book design and help us avoid costly pitfalls.

Craig Shemilt has been in the Printing industry for more than 39 years, working for Island Blue/Printorium Bookworks, a family run business that is 105 years old. Craig has a client base of more than 3000 Authors and 200 Publishing companies across Canada. printoriumbookworks.islandblue.com

Iryna Spica is a book designer and she has been helping authors since 1997, designing novels, nonfiction books, children’s books, memoirs, poetry books, art books, scientific journals, and coffee table books. Iryna helps authors get their book files print-ready on time and on budget. spicabookdesign.com

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All members are encouraged to display their published works or related services around the room. Tables are supplied.

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