BBC Friday 8 June 2012 @ OfficeXpats – “E-books vs. Print Books” with Carol Tice

Join us this BBC Friday for a very special guest presentation “E-books vs. Print Books” with local entrepreneur and business publishing mavin Carol Tice

A longtime business writer, Carol Tice’s work has appeared in Entrepreneur, Seattle Times, Seattle Magazine and many others. She currently blogs for Forbes. Her first co-authored print book was published May 29, 2012 — How They Started: How 25 Good Ideas Became Great Businesses — more info at Her ebook is Make a Living Writing: The 21st Century Guide, available from her blog site, Make a Living Writing ( Carol’s Contact info:  –  –  My print book: How They Started  –  [email protected]  –  (206) 780-0995

Reminder: a small donation to OfficeXpats ($3-5, or whatever you can afford) for coffee/tea & breakfast service is welcome; or consider an OfficeXpats Passport Membership for $15 a month (see all the benefits of Passport Membership at — such a deal!

So, invite your friends and associates to join us for this exciting event … and another delicious cup of BBC!

BBC @ OfficeXpats – 403 Madison Avenue N, Bainbridge Island, Upstairs At the Pavilion

7:30-8:00 coffee/tea, visiting, informal networking
8:00-8:45 “E-books vs. Print Books” w/ Carol Tice
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

June 12, 19, & 26 @ OfficeXpats – “Self-publishing For Revenue And Business Building” Workshop Continues Tuesdays in June at noon!
In 2008, for the first time in history, more books were self-published than those published traditionally. With self-publishing (also called “alternative” or “independent” publishing), the author is responsible for the entire process, including design (cover/interior), formats, price, distribution, marketing and PR. Authors can do it all themselves or outsource all or part of the process. In this workshop, we explore why small businesses would want to use independent-publishing services and navigate some of the choices and issues.
Session I – We Had A Great Time! The first session was a good introduction; subsequent sessions will expand on the subject.
Session II (June 12, 12-1:30)– The Publishing Industry: Learn about contracts, royalties, turn-around times, distribution, and marketing. How much investment will I need to make? How much money can I expect to make from my book or publishing project? What are the chances of getting my book into Eagle Harbor Books, Barnes & Noble, or Costco, or onto Amazon Kindle?
Session III (June 19, 12-1:30)– Production, Getting a Manuscript Press-Ready: Writing is re-writing. Press-ready means editing, proofing, cover design. Choose between DIY vs. ghost publishing. Properly designing the text and the cover can influence whether a book store will stock the book or if a major reviewer will select it for review.
Session IV (June 26, 12-1:30)– The Submission Process: We’ll review and possibly walk through services such as Kindle, Amazon’s CreateSpace, Lulu, Smash Words, Hub Pages, and Lightning Source as used by innovative independent publishers such as PublishNext.$5 per session. OfficeXpats members are free. Please RSVP at

6 June 5:30-7:30 pm @ OfficeXpats – 1st Wed Networking:  Drop-ins welcome – No charge. Excellent place to network with known and unknown local business entities! Always new, always interesting. “Our monthly free networking event is building some fun traditions as we learn together to tell interesting stories about our businesses. This month we will vote on the best ‘Best Anecdote’ and award prizes! You can sponsor a future event by bringing snacks and drinks, and you get extra time to tell your story!” For more info, contact Ann Whitmore ([email protected]).

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K. D. Kragen is a philosopher, writer, teacher, editor, husband, father and grandfather. A third generation San Franciscan, Vietnam era vet U.S. Coast Guard (1973-1977), married to Janet L. Kragen for 32 years (1977-present), K. D. is a published novelist ("The KillWare Chronicles" and "Plagueman"); he has taught logic and lectured in philosophy of art at various college and local art schools (Northwest College of Art, Trumeau College of the Arts). Presently he teaches senior citizens basic computer skills (to be able to keep in touch with children and grandchildren), does general computer maintenance, MS and Linux OS, manages a small publishing house, Scandia Patch Press, and edits and ghosts the writings of other local authors. KaveDragen Ink LLC Clean, sparkling copy is often the first impression you make on prospective clientele. Every company needs: One, the Visionary, company owner, manager. That's you! You are the market expert. You know your products and services better than anyone else. Two, the Copy-editor, the wordsmith. That's me. I supply the polish and clarity of communication needed to grab your client from the very first line.