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Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Connect with the Best: Author Vendors and Service Providers Marketplace

Please note that our AUGUST meeting will be at a DIFFERENT location!

On August 13 only we will be at

The Lodge

1050 Des Peres Rd

Des Peres, MO 63131

(near Manchester and 270)

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As you know, the term "self-publishing" is widely used by authors and book industry people these days. And it's no wonder, as the number of independent success stories continues to grow.

 Publishers Weekly, the longstanding book business trade magazine, now puts out PW Select, a monthly update on what's happening in the self-publishing world.

But those four little letters -SELF - can be misleading. Writing, producing and marketing a book independently does NOT mean you do it alone. Most successful indie authors will tell you you shouldn't even try.

That's why you need to attend this special August event, where you'll get to meet and talk with the people who can help you publish your own book.

You'll get to know graphic designers, editors, printers, book coaches, and more. Ask questions and get a feel for who they are and how they work. This is your opportunity to explore potential team members you'll use to build your book publishing business.

We're teaming up with the 
St. Louis Writers Guild for this special event so we can reach even more people who have a message or story they want to share with the world.

Unlike our normal meetings, admission to this Vendors and Service Providers Marketplace is FREE.

Also, drop your business card into the raffle bowl that night for a chance to win one of three $15 gift cards from St. Louis Bread Company (Panera). Author and SLPA President Bob Baker will be your emcee for the evening.

Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking. The business meeting begins at 7:00 PM. 

The Author Service Providers Marketplace continues till 8:30 PM or so with networking and raffle drawings throughout the event.



Our regular Monthly Meeting location


(the second Wednesday of every month)

Brentwood Community Center

2505 Brentwood Blvd - Room 101
St. Louis, MO 63144

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)

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•  Left Bank Books

•  Main Street Books

•  Subterranean Books


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 6:30 PM • The Lodge at Des Peres


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