Marketing Seminar at Old Worthington Library

If you’ve published a novel or you’re considering it, chances are you’ve already put a lot of hard work into completing your manuscript. That’s fantastic, but the hard part of publishing is yet to come. You know your book is great, now how do you get other people to realize that? Enter: Marketing.

The world of book marketing is vast. Social media, websites, book reviews, blog tours–where should you begin? We’re hosting a free marketing seminar at the Old Worthington Library next week to help you get your book marketing off the ground.

This seminar will take place on Wednesday, 01/07 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old Worthington Library: 820 High Street Worthington, OH 43085. This seminar is free and open to the public. You do NOT need to be a CCC Member to attend.

Join the Facebook event here.

CCC Director Brad Pauquette will be sharing book marketing strategies that put your time to good use. If you’re interested in getting your book into the hands of more readers, check out this free seminar and get insider information on the wide world of book marketing.

We hope to see you there!

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Revising & Editing a Novel Seminar — A Success!

Thanks to everyone who came to our “Revising and Editing a Novel” seminar on Saturday at the Bexley Public Library. We had a great time speaking with everyone and answering questions about the editing and revising process. Special thanks to the Bexley Public Library for hosting us.

If you missed this one, check out our upcoming Self-Publishing Seminar at Wild Goose Creative on December 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Whether you’re interested in self-publishing, or you just want to learn how great books are produced, you won’t want to miss this free talk.

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This seminar is free and open to the public. You do NOT have to be a CCC Member to attend this meeting. Bring a friend! We hope to see you there.

While membership is not required to take advantage of most of our resources, we hope you’ll consider supporting great events like this one by becoming a member. A Writer Membership comes with tons of great perks, and is only $15/year.

Learn more about our memberships here.

Questions? Contact us.

Free Seminar (11/22) — Revising and Editing a Novel

If you’ve completed a manuscript, or even if you’re close, there’s a lot of editing in your future. Where do you begin? Editing can be a daunting task, but it’s an extremely important first step before querying agents and publishers.

We’ll be hosting a free “Revising and Editing a Novel” seminar this Saturday, 11/22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bexley Public Library- 2411 E Main St, Columbus, OH 43209. This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

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CCC Director, and Columbus Press founder and editor-in-chief, Brad Pauquette, will be outlining what an editor looks for in a manuscript, as well as highlighting what steps you can take to get your novel ready to stand out in a crowded market.

Questions? Contact us.

If You Attend One Educational Seminar This Year, Make It This One

If you have any intention of publishing a manuscript in the future, near or far, this seminar will be invaluable.

This Wednesday evening at 7pm, Columbus Creative Cooperative will be hosting a “Navigating Publishing” seminar at our headquarters, 2997 Indianola Ave.  Get the details on Facebook here.  This seminar is free and open to the public.

We’re going to talk in depth about the paths available to you once your manuscript is finished, and the relative pros and cons of each path.  With the state of technology, there are so many paths available to you.  Some of them have a high probability of success, some of them almost certainly lead to failure.  And some of them will surprise you!

I give lots of different seminars through the year.  At the end of every one, I get questions (which I love) about “how do you do/find/etc. in the publishing industry?”  Within the other seminars, my answers are always limited.  But this seminar on Wednesday night is where we talk about exactly all of those things that everyone always wants to ask about.

If you read blogs about traditional publishing, independent publishing, self-publishing—there’s a ton of bad information out there.  Everyone is certain that their way is the best.

I’ve worked with people in all three of these industry segments.  We’re going to talk about the brass tacks and statistics of each method of publishing.  The truth is that no single solution is right for everyone.  Hopefully you’ll leave this seminar with a better understanding of which paths are most suitable for you.

Come on out to CCC headquarters on Wednesday night.  You’ll be happy that you did.  We’re a laid-back, casual bunch, so bring a snack or a drink to share if you can.  The seminar will start promptly at 7:00pm.

Questions?  Please contact us.

Free Seminar 11/12 — Navigating the Publishing Industry

We’ll be hosting a free publishing seminar this Wednesday (11/12), from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at CCC Headquarters- 2997 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202.

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You’ve burned the midnight oil, slaved away at your keyboard and completed a manuscript. Congratulations! Now what? The publishing industry is filled with choices. Whether you’re trying to entice literary agents and traditional publishers, or you’re interested in self-publishing, learning about what options are available to you is the first step in making the right decision.

Esteemed CCC Director, Brad Pauquette, will be expounding on the publishing industry to prepare you for your next step as a published author. Whether you’re ready to get your manuscript out there, or you just want to learn more about the industry, this seminar is a great way to get some insight into the various publishing paths.

Bring a friend, and bring your favorite beverage (alcoholic or otherwise). This event is free and open to the public. You do NOT need to be a CCC member to participate.

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DIY Publishing Seminar — Tomorrow! (11/08)

Don’t forget, tomorrow (10/8) is our DIY Publishing Seminar at Columbus Idea Foundry: 421 W State St, Columbus, OH 43215. Join us at 2:00 p.m. as CCC Director and Columbus Publishing Lab CEO, Brad Pauquette, covers five mandatory steps for producing a great book. This event is free and open to the public.

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Whether you’re considering self-publishing, or just want to know more about the process of publishing, this is a great opportunity to learn more about how exceptional books are produced.

You can replicate the same steps traditional publishers take to increase the quality and profitability of their books, without wasting time and money. From developmental editing to cover design, this seminar gives you the knowledge you need to publish your book the right way.

I hope to see you there!

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Book Marketing Seminar Tonight — Westerville Library

CCC Director Brad Pauquette will be giving a free book marketing seminar tonight from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Westerville Library– 126 S State St, Westerville, OH 43081.

Whether you’re a self-published author or a traditionally published author, marketing is an important part of making your book successful.  Brad got his start in the publishing world via web marketing, so he has a lot of helpful suggestions to share. He’ll share some of the most popular and effective strategies book marketers use, as well as provide tips to avoid wasting money and common pitfalls.

This seminar is free and open to the public.

In addition to being to Director of Columbus Creative Cooperative, Brad Pauquette is the owner of Columbus Press and the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab.


Q&A with Hagridden Author Tonight

Don’t miss tonight’s Q&A session with Hagridden author, Samuel Snoek-Brown! The Q&A will begin at 7 p.m., with an informal meet and greet afterward. Stop in anytime, have a drink and chat a while.

Now’s your chance to pick the brain of a published author. Sam has a doctorate in creative writing from the University of North Texas, and his work has appeared in dozens of print and online literary magazines. He is the author of the fiction chapbook Box Cutters (sunnyoutside press, 2013), and he received a 2013 Oregon Literary Fellowship for Hagridden. Tonight, he answers your questions!

This event is free and open to the public. Join the Facebook event and bring a friend! See you there.

Self-Publishing Seminar — A Success!

Thanks to all the folks who came to our free self-publishing seminar last week. We had a great time speaking with everyone and answering questions about self-publishing.

If you missed the seminar but you’re still interested in learning about self-publishing, keep an eye on the Columbus Publishing Lab blog. They’ll be launching The Self-Publishing Handbook later this month as a resource for authors. The handbook will include all of the information we covered at our free seminar, and more.

If you’re interested in self-publishing we encourage you to check out our Community Partner, Columbus Publishing Lab. They’re a local self-publishing company based on transparency, affordability and quality.

Learn more about Columbus Publishing Lab here.

Free Self-Publishing Seminar Tonight

Have you ever wondered how books are produced?  Once a manuscript is finished, what exactly happens to it before it heads to the printer and then to store shelves?

I’ve been a consultant in the publishing industry for a while now, and I’d like to answer those questions for you.  There are five critical steps that every professionally published book must take before it goes to the printer.

At 7pm tonight, September 3, 2014, Columbus Creative Cooperative will host a free self-publishing seminar at our headquarters, 2997 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202 (in The Salt Mines).  This event is open to the public, you do NOT need to be a CCC member to come.

Find the event on Facebook here.

If you’re thinking about self-publishing, or even if you’re taking your book the traditional publishing route, this is invaluable information.

Readers judge books on a lot of different criteria.  It’s not just the words that are important, things like editing quality, design principles and even the feel of the pages impact how a reader evaluates your book.  The five steps we’ll discuss tonight will put your self-published book on a path to compete with its traditionally published counterparts.

I believe that self-publishing can be a legitimate path for an author.  But only if it’s done right.  The self-publishing industry is tarnished by lots of people (and self-publishing companies sadly enough) that aren’t committed to producing great books, or simply don’t know how.  Come out tonight to learn how to be one of the good guys.  Together we can raise the industry standard for self-published books, and further legitimize the endeavor for entrepreneurial authors everywhere.

This is a free seminar, and it is open to the public.  Come on out and get your learn on.