Wednesday, January 8, 2014
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (meeting, speaker, networking)
Harry’s Hofbrau, 390 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, California 95129
Dinner meeting: $15 ($10 applied to meal)
Author Ransom Stephens presents
“The Value of Exposing Yourself”
More paths lead to publication than ever before. Since the importance of narrative quality has not wavered, author Ransom Stephens will begin with a mini-course on using point of view to generate tension. From there he will launch into the pros and cons, and variations of traditional, indie, and hybrid publishing—should you blog, podcast, freelance, commit journalism, submit to literary reviews, query ’til the cows come home, or just click upload and set a price? This presentation will help you choose the right path for your work.
Ransom Stephens, Ph.D., is a novelist, science writer, and physicist. His first book, The God Patent was a huge e-book success, which led to its print publication by small publisher Numina Press. While shopping his second novel to both large and small publishers, and navigating every other option, Amazon Publishing imprint, 47North, contacted him. They acquired rights to The God Patent and then re-edited, re-packaged, and re-released it in April 2013. The serendipity of his path to publication testifies to the power of studying the craft, making use of emerging technology, exposing your work, and, of course, perseverance. 47North published his second novel, The Sensory Deception, in August 2013.
You may find Ransom Stephens on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter @ransomstephens.
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