BBC Friday 1 June 2012 @ OfficeXpats – “Your Board Of Directors” Strategy Roundtable

This week at Bainbridge Business Connection we’ll do a business problem-solving “Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable. So, bring your problems to BBC!

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
8:00-8:45Your Board Of Directors” strategy roundtable
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

The BBC Management, KaveDragen Ink, & Other Entrepreneurial Sentients From Planet BBC

BBC Regulars – Upcoming Events

 June 5, 12, 19, & 26 @ OfficeXpats – Self-publishing for revenue and business building

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 (June 5, 12-1:30) – Objectives for Self-Publishing: Are you in it for revenue, marketing, or career building? Compare e-books, POD (print on demand), and standard offset printing. Hear in-person case studies of local independent professionals who have successfully published to build revenue and promote their businesses.

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


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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.