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The Ins and Outs of Publishing

Join the Florence Festival of Books for an educational panel describing the “Ins and Outs of Publishing” on Friday, September 27 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Florence Events Center. This publisher’s panel will feature representatives from four local publishers covering the many options for publishing a book these days—traditional, hybrid, self-published, etc. These successful publishers will have many answers as to how to get that manuscript into a book that works best for the author. This free event is open to the public. Featuring:

Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott/First Steps Publishing With today’s many options, Suzanne Fyhrie Parrott will cover the basics of the book publishing industry, offering insights and resources to help the writer choose which publishing path best fits. In 2006, she established First Steps Publishing, an independent book publisher. She has an extensive background in graphic design and marketing and is the author of bestselling books.

Jeff Bolkan & Sharleen Nelson/GladEye Press GladEye Press is a traditional book publishing company that accepts manuscripts for consideration in regional (Pacific Northwest) non-fiction as well as fiction that is marketed nationally.  If they choose to publish an author, they offer a contract with royalties. GladEye handles and absorbs the costs for editing, layout, design, printing, distribution, marketing, etc. Their newest company is GladEye Press Services, which, is strictly a pre-publication evaluation service for indie authors. 



Judy Fleagle and Maple Creek Press As a writer and editor with ​Oregon Coast​ and ​Northwest Travel​ magazines for 21 years, Judy Fleagle became familiar with the entire Oregon coast and much of the Northwest. She has written ​five books of which four were self-published with Robert Serra. Fleagle and Serra work as a team creating her books, and she does the marketing.

Maple Creek Press, formerly known as Pacific Publishing, has been the publisher of fine books since 2011. Maple Creek Press is a traditional publishing house that boasts 100 percent rights for authors after their books are designed, published, and printed and  charges a set fee for publishing and a separate fee for printing. Publisher Robert Serra is a former newspaper editor, reporter, and photographer with the Siuslaw News. Pacific Publishing also published the Central Coast phone book and still does under new ownership.

Patricia Marshall/Luminare Press Patricia Marshall is the owner of Luminare Press, which offers book design and publishing services for indie authors. She enjoys sharing her knowledge, enthusiasm, and love of publishing and bookmaking with authors across the country. Patricia serves as board chair for Wordcrafters in Eugene, a literary non-profit, and holds degrees in journalism and creative nonfiction.

No registration necessary to attend this event. Seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.