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.

Free Self-Publishing Seminar

Columbus Creative Cooperative will be hosting a free self-publishing seminar on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 7-9 p.m. at CCC headquarters- 2997 Indianola Ave., Columbus, OH 43202

Click here to join the Facebook event. 

CCC Director Brad Pauquette will walk authors through five critical steps to professional self-publishing. Learn about editing, cover design, book distribution and more. If you’re interested in self-publishing or even publication through a traditional publishing house, this course will be a great primer on how great books are produced.

In addition to producing and publishing CCC anthologies, Brad Pauquette is the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab, a local self-publishing company founded on quality and transparency.

Learn more about Columbus Publishing Lab here. 

Book Marketing Seminar at the Bexley Library

Join CCC Director Brad Pauquette at the Bexley Library at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 17, to learn new strategies for marketing your book.

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 for avoiding wasting money and common pitfalls.

In addition to being the director of CCC, Brad has worked as a marketing/publishing consultant for six years, is the owner of Columbus Press and the CEO of Columbus Publishing Lab.

The seminar is free, and open to the public.  The seminar will last about an hour.

Free Self-Publishing Seminar Tonight at Delaware Library

Are you interested in self-publishing?  Come out to the Orange Branch of the Delaware County Library at 7pm tonight to learn the five key steps to producing a professional book.

Learn more about the program on the library’s website here.

If you’ve ever thought about self-publishing a book, this is a great opportunity to see what’s involved.  You’ll come away with a better understanding of what you can do yourself, and how much it generally costs.  Even if you’re only interested in traditional publishing, some working knowledge of how great books are produced will be a valuable asset as you search for a publisher.

This program will last about an hour, and is free and open to the public.  It will begin promptly at 7pm tonight, April 9, 2014, at the Delaware Library Orange Branch, which is located at 7171 Gooding Blvd., Delaware, OH 43015.  Location information.

New Events Added

If you haven’t looked at our calendar recently, it’s time to check it out! We’ve recently added tons of upcoming CCC events. These dates are coming up fast-

03/27- Last day to submit for our ‘Ohio Springs Forth’ flash fiction contest

03/31-Last day to support the Read Local movement with an awesome T-shirt

04/05- Workshop Leadership Training

04/09- Self-Publishing Seminar

You can also check the date of our next writers’ workshop or browse festivals and other events we’ll be attending in Columbus.

Check the calendar here.

We need volunteers for each festival listed on the calendar. Festival volunteers help us man/woman the CCC booth, talk to festival goers about what we do and enjoy the atmosphere. Becoming a festival volunteer is a great way to help out CCC, meet new people and experience some of the best Columbus festivals in the shade. 🙂

If you’re interested in volunteering, email Festival Coordinator Aaron Behr at

If you enjoy the events, classes and workshops CCC hosts, we hope you’ll decide to purchase a Read Local T-shirt. $7 of each T-shirt sale goes to CCC to help fund cool opportunities like the ones you’ll find on our calendar.

There isn’t any branding on the T-shirts. Rather than choosing to advertise Columbus Creative Cooperative, we want to promote the idea that “Reading Local” is important. We think it’s important  to support local writers, and we hope you do too.

Click here to order a cool T-shirt here and support reading local

Read Local Tshirt



Workshop Leadership Training

Leading a writers’ workshop is no easy responsibility. You have to make sure criticism stays constructive, shy workshoppers stay engaged and the not-so-shy participants stay focused. Do you have what it takes to manage a room full of writers?

CCC will be hosting a Workshop Leadership Training class to teach you how to do just that.

The class will be held on Saturday, April 5th from 1-4 p.m. at CCC headquarters-2997 Indianola Ave. Columbus, OH 43205.

Brad Pauquette, CCC director and founder will be teaching this training. Brad has over three years of experience leading writers’ workshops.

There is no cost to attend this event, but you must be a CCC Writer Member or above to register. We only have 12 seats available. Register early if you’re sure you can attend on April 5th!

To claim your seat email

Not a Writer Member yet? It’s only $15/year. In addition to getting you into cool events like this one, a CCC Writer Memberships gives you access to our writers’ forum, Community Partner discounts, CCC book discounts, free co-working days and tons of other cool benefits.

Find more membership information here.

Self-Publishing Workshop at Bexley Public Library

Have you thought about self-publishing your book?  It can seem like a daunting task.

This Saturday at 2pm, I’ll be giving a one hour seminar on self-publishing at the Bexley Public Library.  Together, we’ll break the process of book production down into five easy steps and talk about the things you’ll need to publish a professional quality book.

The seminar is free.  You can register here at to reserve your spot, or you can just show up.

The Bexley Public Library is located at 2411 E. Main St., Bexley, OH 43209 (click for map).

In the course of my career as a publishing consultant I’ve helped lots of people effectively self-publish their books.  From New York Times bestselling authors with giant budgets to stay-at-home moms trying to complete the job on a shoe string, I help authors who want to self-publish analyze their options and make good choices.

Join us on Saturday for this seminar.  Whether you decide to self-publish or to pursue traditional publication, you’ll be glad that you have this information.

Questions?  Please contact us.