The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society
Paradigms in Publishing
The publishing world is undergoing a sea change. There are more places to publish than in New York and ways to do so. No more year-long lead times. No hordes of middlemen waiting for their “cut.” And don’t forget about that lack of control every author experiences once the manuscript is handed over. Instead, new technologies and platforms offer a whole new way to define things, and you, the content owner, hold the power. Entirely author-driven and expressly unique, it may change publishing forever. What does this mean? Where is this reinvention taking us? What are the possibilities and challenges?
A panel of independent publishers and printers give you the features and benefits of going your own way....No matter what you are writing, plan to attend this Special Speaker Event to further your education and career as a writer.
The Greater Los Angeles Writers Society is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and discuss the craft and the business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through monthly meetings, discussion forums, critique groups, special writer appearances, conferences, and other events conducted for the purpose of educating and mentoring writers of all levels of expertise. GLAWS Special Speaker Events are open to the public, and a great venue to meet other writers and expand your expertise.
Saturday, May 22nd, 3:00 pm
It used to be that books were discovered and the author had an agent who worked for the best deal. We all thought that published authors made scads of money. Or so we thought …
The fact is, that of any book that has been published,
the author typically received less than 10% of the total monies earned. For books
on the bestseller list, that sold millions of books, that percentage can be a
large amount of money. But for the majority of published authors, who rarely
receive anything beyond their advance, those royalties are never received.
But can you really make money as an author? The short answer is sometimes. The long answer is that it depends on how you approach it.
Traditional publishing is no longer a viable business. The publishing industry as a whole is changing rapidly with the advent of new digital technologies, the availability of content over the Internet, and the many opportunities for authors to print and distribute their own works.
The new face of publishing is Digital: Digital Creation using your computer, Digital Production across networks and email, and Digital printing that takes days instead of weeks, and Digital Distribution across the Internet.
Even an experienced author may not know about all the changes taking place in the publishing industry right now. There is a lot of incorrect information being circulated, especially on the internet. Authors need to learn how to benefit from this fast changing face of publishing.
Charles Burgess was AZ Publishing's first author outside of Don Jacques and PJ Hultstrand. They are gumming their way through all the red tape that has crusted over from age and put there by the dinosaur publishing companies who don’t want any small publisher to play in their sand box. Az Publishing Services, LLC is paving their way into the new eBook market as well as print publishing.
Twenty books so far and now growing by two to three books per month, Az Publishing Services, LLC is being noticed for their revolutionary ideas that they hope will shake up the publishing industry even more. Patti Hultstrand, Publisher/CEO for Az Publishing Services stated, “We’re biting at their ankles, and taking our authors with us.”
Az PUBLISHING SERVICES, LLC
Allura Press -René Gagnon, CEO
René Gagnon is CEO and co-owner of Allura Press, a self-publishing company based in Southern California. René was born and raised in Québec, Canada where his father owned a printing company for over 37 years. René has been a successful businessman and has owned several businesses for over 14 years in Canada and USA. He also worked 3 years as a prepress production manager in the book division of Transcontinental Printing, the 5th biggest printing company in North America.
Allura Press and René help authors to make their dream come true by assisting them with all processes in book publishing. Allura has created a special “a la carte” program to make self-publishing easy and cost-effective.
Allura Press also donated the printing of the full-color flyer for GLAWS at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2010.
You can contact René at firstname.lastname@example.org