BPNW First Meeting of 2007

January 18, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., at Good Shepherd Center, Seattle

The meeting takes place on January 18 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside N., Room 221. For more information, e-mail bpnwnews@aol.com (voice mail # 941-6514).

Lulu, Long Tails, and
the Luminous Future of Ubiquitous Publishing

For most of its long history, book publishing has been dominated by those who controlled access to the printing presses, distribution channels and / or the mass media which modulated consumer tastes. But over the last few years a combination of technologies has emerged which now allows individuals with limited resources to play the role of publisher. Print on demand, online book retailing with an almost limitless capacity, and the viral buzz machine of the Internet (blogs, podcasts, YouTube) portend a golden age of democratized and ubiquitous publishing. We will discuss two examples of this new world of book publishing – the self publisher web site Lulu, and the emergence of book trailers (aka book wraps) as a new marketing tool.

Free for all BPNW members or anyone who has had a book published via Lulu.*
Others: $15 (can be applied to BPNW membership or newsletter subscription)

*Non-BPNW members please bring your Lulu sample with you.