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Next Meeting: Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Put Your Book on Amazon—the Easy Way!

You’ve finished your book! Now you’re ready to show it to the world. But, if you are like many authors, the idea of navigating the publishing process seems as complicated and intimidating as updating the switch and router settings on your home Wi-Fi. But guess what – that’s really the simplest step!


Writing your book — that’s the hard part. All the work from conception, to developing the first draft, to revising and rewriting, it can sometimes take years to make that manuscript into the story you want to tell. It can be just this side of raising a child. Ask your mother how easy that is. 


Getting it edited and laid out can have a steep learning curve unless you already know the steps. And a cover? Creating a masterpiece to represent your magnum opus to the world is no small task either. Eventually selling it, getting it in front of the audience you know will love it … that can actually feel like sorcery.


But putting your book on Amazon, as an e-book or paperback? You can do that in a few hours.


Put Your Book Where Your Audience Can Find It

Pat Dorsey, SLPA vice president, is co-publisher at Legendary Planet. He’s put many titles on Amazon including God’s Forge, 4 Avery Plays, Mightier Than The Sword, and the Candle Game series.


At the October 14 meeting, Pat will show exactly how easy it is to get your book on Amazon. He will load a book LIVE so that SLPA meeting attendees will see, firsthand, just how simple the process really is. Bring your favorite notebook and make a list of the steps so that you will know how to get your book in front of the readers who’ll love it.


Pat Dorsey has spent his career as a professional business writer helping people and businesses tell their stories. A technical/business communication consultant and owner of Mightier Than The Sword Consulting, he is also the co-founder of indie publisher Legendary Planet. He’s been a natural storyteller his whole life, beginning in first grade when he started stapling together crayoned pages to make his own books. He’s the author of the Knights Templar adventure novel God’s Forge (his first novel published without a stapler or crayons), the eerie collection of true firsthand accounts of local ghosts Haunted Webster Groves, and the upcoming novel The Champion Sky

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