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Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Find Your Publishing Team at the SLPA’s Annual Vendor Showcase


Self-publishing does not mean you have to go it alone. You need a team of publishing experts to help you bring your book to life.


For our August meeting we’ve assembled more than 15 professionals who know the publishing industry inside out. Each vendor will have an exhibitor’s table where they’ll showcase and explain their services.


As a self-publishing author, this is your once-a-year opportunity to meet a roomful of people who can help you at every stage of your book project.


At this vendor showcase you'll get to know graphic designers, editors, printers, book coaches and more. This is your chance to ask questions and get a feel for who they are and how they work.


If you’re at the beginning of your book’s journey and trying to develop your concept or story, talk to one of the book coaches or ghostwriters.


Does your manuscript need organizing or your sentences need polishing? Chat with one of the editors.


Do you need an eye-catching cover and help laying your book out for print or uploading to Amazon? Get to know the graphic designers with the knowledge and talent to turn your manuscript into a book.


Regardless of what stage you are at in your writing process, you need to be thinking about marketing. Find marketing experts that can help you reach a larger audience.


Unlike our normal meetings, admission to this Vendors Showcase is FREE.


Our regular Monthly Meeting location

(the second Wednesday of every month)

THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center

The Angus Room
8001 Dale Ave.
Richmond Heights, MO 63117

Here's a link to Google Maps for location and directions.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking. Business meeting begins at 7:00 PM and continues till 8:30 PM or so with networking continuing afterward till about 9.

Monthly Meeting Admission

  • Members – FREE
  • Non-member Guests – $10 per person, cash or check at the door
(Guest fee will be applied to Membership if you decide to join at that meeting)

Independent Bookstores

The SLPA encourages awareness and support of our local independent bookstores.

Here are some examples. Click on each name to visit their website:


•  Left Bank Books

•  Main Street Books

•  The Novel Neighbor

•  STLBooks

•  Subterranean Books

•  Webster Groves Bookshop


To learn more about independent bookstores in the St. Louis area, visit this link: Independent Bookstore Alliance.

Learn about the benefits of SLPA membership here

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You'll find present and past newsletters chock full of valuable information, researched and recommended by our experienced newsletter team.

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