Archive for January, 2007

How to Experience Fulfillment at a Writers’ Conference

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

Last weekend, I participated in the 23rd San Diego State University Writers Conference as a presenter. I taught three classes related to freelance magazine article writing. There were around 500 attendees and 67 leaders including self-publishing guru, Dan Poynter; award-winning poet and editor of ONTHEBUS, Jack Grapes; publicist, Milton Kahn; Jonathan Eskenas, president of Orly […]

Self-Publishing Course Reminder

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

Just a quick reminder that I will be teaching an 8-week online Self-Publishing course starting February 6, 2007. Whether you are considering self-publishing or just want to become more well-educated and well-informed about the whole publishing scene, this course is for you. Learn more at http://www.matilijapress.com/courses.htm. Or contact me at plfry620@yahoo.com.

Let’s Examine Your Platform

Sunday, January 21st, 2007

In my recent article, Hurry Up and Fail (currently posted at http://www.matilijapress.com/articles/publish_hurryfail.htm, I urge self-publishing authors to make sure their book is ready for publication before they send it to the printer or to the fee-based POD publishing service. Unfortunately, it’s all too obvious that many authors neglect this important step. There’s another consideration that […]

Don’t Expect to Get Published With That Attitude

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

I spoke to the San Luis Obispo (CA) NightWriters earlier this week—what a delight. I love visiting writers’ groups. I always learn so much. You might say, “But, aren’t you the teacher? They’re the ones who are supposed to learn.” I trust that all 30 members and guests took home with them numerous tidbits of […]

Patricia Fry to Teach Self-publishing Workshop

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Patricia Fry will teach an 8-week online “Self-publishing Workshop” starting February 6, 2007. $160. Sign up now at http://www.matilijapress.com/courses.htm Questions? plfry620@yahoo.com

Get Published in 2007

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Is this the year that you’ll finally hold your finished book in your hands? What steps are you taking toward this goal? For many, the hardest part of the publishing process is finding a publisher. If publishing is in your thoughts this year, you are probably asking: * How do I go about finding a […]