September 12th at 7pm Stadler Room, Third Place Commons Lake Forest Park Town Center (upper level) 17171 Bothell Way, Lake Forest Park We'll kick off the fall with a program designed to help us get to know each other – and give you a chance to practice your 2-minute pitch! Everyone – published, not-yet-published, still writing, thinking … Continue reading Meet & Greet, Show & Tell!
We came, we ate, we talked. . . a lot! This year's picnic brought together a wonderful mix of new and old members, friends, and family. The pot luck banquet offered an amazing spread of summer dishes, salads, and desserts to fuel the lively conversations that ranged from books to baseball. Many thanks to the … Continue reading We Came We Ate We Talked – Picnic Recap
Sandra Terhune Bickler will team-teach “Partners in Crime: Police Practices for Writers” with her husband, Steven Bickler, on Sat., July 13, 1-5 pm, at The Barn Writers’ Studio, Bainbridge Island. This team-taught, interactive course offers a comprehensive introduction to general aspects of law enforcement for writers to enhance their understanding and portrayal of police practices … Continue reading Summer 2019 Member News
Danielle Marshall, executive editor for Amazon’s Lake Union Publishing, drew a standing-room-only crowd for our June 13th meeting and ended our season with a bang. Not literally, of course, but she gave a great presentation and generously talked one-on-one to several members until it was time for Third Place Commons to close! First Danielle explained … Continue reading Lake Union’s Danielle Marshall drew capacity crowd
Scheduling an event: Do. . . Plan ahead. Most bookstores plan their event schedules 2–3 months in advance (and they want to promote your book during the release period – within 3 months of publication). Find out the name of the person in charge of events and contact them by email. In your email, provide … Continue reading Dos and don’ts for a successful bookstore event
Most major bookstores do take self-published and small press titles on consignment – but don’t be surprised if they only take one copy. Shelf space is a valuable commodity, and your book has to prove its worth like any other title. Do your research before approaching a store about placing your books on consignment. Study … Continue reading Selling books on consignment: tips for authors
Sam Kaas, Events Manager for Third Place Books (TPB), gave his audience of SinC members and friends invaluable insights into the contemporary book business at the May 9th meeting. Over the past year, Puget Sound SinC has developed a close relationship with TPB, so it was especially interesting to learn more about them. The book … Continue reading Recap: Inside the book business with Sam Kaas