Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Fun and Informative Panel

This is the Central Coast Sisters in Crime panel. I don't live on the Central Coast, but I belong to this chapter (and two others--none near where I live.) I'm delighted and grateful that the CC SinC group asks me to participate in many of their events. Hubby and I love going over there, we're friends with the members, and it give us a chance to get away.

From left to right: Paul Fahey, Tony Piazza (the president), me, Sue McGinty, Susan Tuttle, and Victoria Heckman.

Our topic was the various phases of publishing. Paul talked about blogging, Tony, Sue, and Susan mainly discussed publishing in the "old days" and self-publishing. Victoria was our moderator and kept us moving. I was designated to speak about e-publishing, but in the end, Victoria had me comment and what the others had said.

Because so much was said about self-publishing, I discussed why I have chosen to remain with the two publishers I have. Main reason? I barely have enough time to write the two books a year (two series means two books) and promote them.

I also spoke a bit about my experience with offering a free book in the series and what has happened since. I'll talk about that in another post.

It was a fun day and a glorious weekend!

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith


Marilyn Meredith a.k.a. F. M. Meredith said...

Excuse typos please. My computer is in the shop and my iPad won't let me edit.

Morgan Mandel said...

I don't get to go to as many writers' doings as before. Most of them cost too much. What's great about such events is they usually get me inspired to keep writing!

LilKittie said...

Hey, you should definitively come to New York City sometime, I'd love to see you in person and maybe get an autograph. I'm also pretty sure that Cheap hotels in NYC would love to help with the organization!