BBC Friday 2 May 2014 – Sneak Preview Of This Month’s OfficeXpats Tues@Noon “Alternative Publishing” Workshops

Come join BBC this Friday for a sneak peek at OfficeXpats May workshops: “Self/Alternative Publishing for Revenue and Building Your Business.”

Now more than ever, it’s within anyone’s reach to write, produce, and publish a book, and it turns out to be a great way to build your business and your credibility as an independent professional. You may already have the content for an inexpensive or free book, and it just needs some strategic re-packaging.

With self-publishing (also called “alternative” or “independent” publishing),the author is responsible for the entire process, including design (cover and interior), formats, price, distribution, marketing and PR. Authors can do it all themselves or outsource all or part of the process. In this workshop series, we explore how small businesses can navigate some of the choices and issues. Workshop Presenters: Trudy Catterfeld (, Annette Walker (, Sheila Cowley (, Jennifer Hager (, and Dave Kragen (

There will also be time for your input, suggestions, ideas for the workshops — for which, in advance, Dave Kragen says “Thank you!”

Be there, be free, be businesswise. For, in a sense, as serial entrepreneurs, we’re all businesswise!

 So, invite your friends and associates to come join us for this exciting non-virtual non-cloud event in real time and real space … 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 Sneak-peak “OXp May Tuesday@Noon Publishing Workshops”
8:30-9:00 more networking, sharing, visiting

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


BBC Regulars Lots Of Really Exciting Upcoming Events!

3 May, 1:00-6:00 PM. Join Elle Tatum at Pleasant Beach marketplace this Saturday for “Springtime In Paris” — her biggest trunk show to date! Showcasing four eyewear collections, in their entirety, by Europa International Eyewear, for men, women and children! These are fun and interactive events and the very best way to see literally hundreds of eyewear selections – every style, color and size with frame stylists and licensed opticians to guide you in your frame selection and lens choices. You need only bring a spectacle prescription, new within two years, and we will take it from there (or, Elle can round it up from your doctor for you!) Frame, or sunglass-only purchases will also be available. Eyewear purchasers will be entered into a raffle to win the Sunglass of their choice, with polarized Rx lenses! Sash Mercantile will have a scarf-tying demo at 3:00 pm, as well as 10% discount at Sash and we will enjoy complimentary wine from Suzanne Maurice Wine Bar!

NOTICE: Alice David is kindly compiling an Open/Public BBC Regulars Business Info & Contact List for 1) a Single Page Referral Sheet and 2) the BBC Website Regulars member pages. If you would like to participate and have your business and contact info available for BBC Regular Members and for the BBC website, send your Business Name, Business Category (what you do in a few words), and your contact info (website, email, phone) to Alice David at [email protected].

OfficeXpats Tuesday@Noon Workshops: May 6, “Many Options For Publishing Your Book” (including the Least Expensive Way). Introduction by Dave Kragen and presentation given by Trudy Catterfeld. May 13, Interior Book Design and Book Cover Design. Presented by Sheila Cowley. May 20, Copy Editing and Developmental Editing. Presented by Dave Kragen and Jennifer Hager. May 27, Book Marketing. Presented by Annette Walker, Trudy Catterfeld, Dave Kragen, Jennifer Hager, and Sheila Cowley. Register at

6 May, Tuesday, 6:00 PM — Ignite Bainbridge 3 @ OfficeXpats! 5 minutes, 20 slides, a big idea. Linna Callaham is leading the program this year, so don’t hesitate to contact her (please also sign up on the website to volunteer or consider being a speaker).  There are already more people submitting 5-minute talks than we can put on stage on May 6! That doesn’t mean everyone will follow through, however, so if you are considering offering up a short bit of inspiration to your community, get your idea for a talk submitted SOON, to Linna Callaham, 206.842.1707 and [email protected]. More info at

9 May, 5:30-7:00 PM, “Building A Sustainable Economy Lecture Series: Business Solutions to Poverty” — Featuring Mal Warwick, serial entrepreneur. Learn about innovative products and services designed to address some of the endemic problems of poverty and how businesses are creatively working to provide ethical and effective business practices in the Third World. At the library.

22 May, Chamber After Hours, Thursday, 5:30-7:00 PM. Hosting this month is BI Chamber member Braces, Inc., specializing in orthodontic treatment. Join us for networking, networking, food, beer, wine and fun. Free event, no reservation needed. The public is welcome.

23 May Chamber Breakfast, Friday, 7:30-9:00 AM. Join us for breakfast on Fri., May 23 when US Congressman Derek Killmer will fill us in on national government issues. Breakfast sponsored by Puget Sound Energy. At IslandWood. Sign up ( before midnight on May 21 and save $5.00. NOTE: there will be no BBC that Friday in support of this month’s Chamber breakfast.

Notice: There’s No BBC2 This Month.  And for the coming months BBC2 is on hiatus.


BBC Related Links

Chamber Of Commerce
Accelerate Kitsap – Business Mentoring
Bainbridge Island Downtown Association
inside bainbridge
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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.