Getting published has never been easy, but once upon a time the protocol was at least straightforward: writers would search (and search, and search) for a literary agent willing to introduce their work into an otherwise impenetrable industry. Of course, times have changed. While the traditional approach continues to work well for many authors, an ever-expanding universe of publishing options has made ‘straightforward’ a thing of the past. Is your head is buzzing with terms like .epub & .mobi, print-on-demand, audiobook ACX, offset run, and indie press? Join local author and publisher Chris Register for a ground-level survey of the decisions faced by today’s authors, illustrated with examples and lessons from his own winding journey through the process.
Unwilling to let the pollsters and pundits define his country, Charlottesville’s Chris Register traded his ergonomic lawyer’s chair for a stiff bicycle seat and set out to uncover the truth about the state of the nation today. After interviewing hundreds of everyday Americans over 16,000 miles of solo bicycle travel, Chris put down the kickstand and began writing Conversations With US – Great Lakes States, the first in a multi-volume series documenting this epic survey of the United States. His latest adventure involves moving from pedal to prose to print with his publishing company, Spoke & Word Books.