Next Steps for After the Writing is Done

Have you written a book? Gotten it published? Self published? E-published?

Now what?

Find out what lies in store for authors once their work is ready for publication and sales at the festival’s panel entitled So You’re Finally Published! Now What? Five authors who have all finished a book share their thoughts and advice on what to do after the writing is done.


Martin_CrosbieThe panel includes Martin Crosbie, a local author who has had great success self publishing after his novel, My Temporary Life, was rejected by more than 100 agents and publishers. After self publishing the title, he sold over 100,000 eBooks and became an Amazon bestseller.


Lynn_CrymbleLynn Crymble will speak to the post-writing process from the perspective of having been published by a major house, Harper Collins, and going through a torturous second novel editing process.


Sylvia TaylorAward-winning author and former B.C. Federation of Writers director Sylvia Taylor is will speak about her experiences marketing her book after Heritage House Publishing released her historical literary memoir, The Fisher Queen: A Deckhand’s Tales of the BC Coast, in September, 2012.



Maggie_BolithoSonia_HaynesOther panelists will include Sonia Haynes, author of the personal development book, The Power of Money: How You See Money Is How You See Yourself and Maggie Bolitho, whose YA novel, tentatively called Lockdown, is scheduled to be released by Great Plains Teen Fiction in Spring, 2014.


The panel will be held in the Community Room at the Lynn Valley Library at 10a.m. on Saturday April 20th. For more information on the panel or the rest of the festival’s events, visit our lineup and schedule of events pages.







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