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 OfficeXpats.com) — 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 – “Your 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 OfficeXpats.com.