Some of the highlights:
- Author Jeff Shelby taught a number of workshops on the emerging independently published world describing his journey from traditionally published to self-published. After ups and down in his publishing career, he has now gained traction with eighteen self-published books. He equated self-publishing to being a small business owner. It’s not traditional versus self-published; it’s traditional and self-published.
- Dinner speaker Margaret George entertained us with stories of her career in publishing historical novels.
- Lunch speaker Ronald Malfi inspired us with a message on perseverance and tenacity.
- Cate Rowan cited e-book growth with the following statistics: in 2010 e-books represented 2% of dollars spent. In 2010 this increased to 7% with 14 % of book units. In 2012 e-books represented 11% of dollars and 22% of units.Pictures show Margaret George and Ronald Malfi.
I’m now ready to dive into my to-do list.