Considering self-publishing? Then come listen to Kimberly Basso on the Mechanics & Money of Self-publishing at- the February 3 IWOSC/SPAWN meeting

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Independent Writers of  Southern California


The Mechanics & Money
of Self-Publishing
From Promotion to Production

with author Kimberly Davis BassoIWOSC/SPAWN February 3 Meeting
Goebels Adult Center
Thousand Oaks
(OJAI, CA — January 21, 2020) The February 3 meeting of IWOSC/SPAWN Ventura County will host indie author Kimberly Davis Basso speaking on “The Mechanics & Money of Self-Publishing: From Promotion to Production.” The talk is open to the public and should be of interest to writers considering self-publishing or an author who did self-publish but wants to do it more efficiently and effectively next time. The meeting is held at Goebel Adult Center and begins at 6:30 pm with a Writers Reception. The presentation starts at 7 pm. Everyone is welcome.
 Changes in book production have made self-publishing more accessible than ever for independent authors, but there is still an avalanche of information to absorb. 

  • How do you know if self-publishing is right for you? 
  • What’s the difference between a publisher and a publishing service and a print house? 
  • What’s a hybrid author? 
  • What actually happens when a customer orders your book online? 
  • How do your books get into bookstores? 
  • What do you have to do before you publish, and what kind of costs are involved? 
  • Why do you need social media when all you want to do is sit alone in a room and write? 

Kimberly will review the entire process and help you choose which (if any) of the many self-publishing hats to wear. 
“I found Kimberly’s expertise on self-publishing outstanding,” said Kathleen Kaiser, SPAWN’s President. “She took her business experience and researched this new industry she wanted to join. And she did the many extra things most indie authors don’t, she promoted and continues to promote her book. Writers considering this path will receive an honest evaluation of the pluses and minus from Kimberly.”
IWOSC/SPAWN Writers’ Meeting is a joint gathering for writers, authors, and book lovers presented by the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN) a national literary nonprofit based in Ojai, CA.
 The meeting will be held on February 3, 2020, at the Goebel Adult Center, 1385 E Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, from 6:30 to 8 pm. The fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments available, so plan to come early and meet other area writers.

Kimberly Davis Basso is the author of I’m a Little Brain Dead, the true story of her stroke while alone with her children. She was forty-four at the time. I’m a Little Brain Dead received numerous honors, including finalist for INDIE Book of the Year for Humor from Foreword Reviews, and an Honorable Mention from Writers Digest Life Stories Self Published Awards. Kimberly speaks at writing conferences and on behalf of the American Stroke Association, and she was a playwright and theater director for more than twenty years. Please contact her via her website, Kimberly survived not only a stroke but a childhood in the seventies. Her next publication, Birth and Other Surprises (February 2020) offers parenting tips to avoid. 

Meeting information

IWOSC/SPAWN Writers’ Meeting
February 3, 2020
6:30 to 7 pm for Writers Reception
7 to 8 pm for presentation

Goebel Senior Adult Center
1385 E Janss Rd
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
The fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments available so plan to stay and meet other area writers.

IWOSC and SPAWN are California nonprofits. Learn more about each organization at:  or


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