SEATTLE EVENT: Self-Publishing PROS, CONS, and WTFs on June 18, 2019

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From left to right: Danielle (owner of Ada’s Technical Books), Leslie Miller (founder of Girl Friday Productions), and me (author, publisher, whatever-er).

As part of my Offbeat Ada’s event series here in Seattle at Ada’s Technical Books, I’m hosting an evening of discussion with two Seattle publishing industry colleagues to dig into the future of self publishing. My guests that evening will be Leslie Miller, founder of Girl Friday Productions, and Danielle Hulton, owner of Ada’s.

Those of you who followed along with my process of self-publishing my second book, PROS BEFORE BROS, may recognize Girl Friday Productions: they’re the book production house I partnered with to help me do the self-publishing stuff I didn’t want to do, like interior design, file layout, and print brokering.

The experiencing of self-publishing last year set me up interestingly for my writing this year, where I’m working with Seal Press to finalize my third book (latest title: Well, That Was A Shitshow). The differences between self-publishing vs working with a publisher are pretty dramatic — and kinda unexpected for me.

Danielle and Lauren and I will be talking over things like:

  • What factors should authors consider when deciding to self publish or pursue publication?
  • What aspects of self publishing does it make sense to DIY vs outsource?
  • How do indie bookstores work with self-published authors?


Tuesday, June 18, 2019 from 7pm – 8pm
Doors at 6:30pm if you want to come have a drink with me, Leslie, and Danielle! The program will start at 7pm sharp.


The Lab at Ada’s Technical Books
425 15th Ave E, Seattle, Washington 98112


The space only holds 35 people, and my Offbeat Ada’s events tend to sell out, so snag ticks now if you can!

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Comments on SEATTLE EVENT: Self-Publishing PROS, CONS, and WTFs on June 18, 2019

  1. Oh man, I wish I could go to this, but I live in Phoenix. I would be so interested in hearing what you’re going to discuss. Any chance you’ll record it or give a write up about what is discussed after?

  2. Very cool – I will join in on Facebook LIVE. I’m going through figuring out how to publish my first humor book and I would love to hear everything you all have to say!

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