Our guests are Gary Young, president of the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC.org) and Mark Coker, CEO of Smashwords (smashwords.com).
We talk with Gary about why writers might seek the company of their peers in writers' organizations, the how and why of book proposals, and how to get started in self-publishing. Gary's book on bereavement and recovery is Loss and Found.
Mark calls in to help us understand the trends in ebook publishing. His company Smashwords is the fastest-growing ebook publisher, providing access to not only Amazon Kindle but various channels for EPUB (public format) distribution worldwide.
Gerald concludes with a story about how he published his father's memoir Searching for Jonah in hardcover in time for the author's last birthday.
This episode aired on Hella Radio, KNNN-FM 87.7 Redding, Calif. on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at Noon Pacific.