The Pros And Cons Of Working With An Independent Publisher
You’ve written your book! Congratulations! But now, the tough decisions begin. Should you self publish, submit to “The Big 6”, or go with an independent publisher. Each option has its pros and cons.
Jenny Pedroza and Christa Beebe from The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House (the original publishers of Fifty Shades of Grey) and Alexandra Allred, an accomplished author who has explored several different publishing methods, are here to give you their take on the ins and outs of the ever changing publishing world.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
ALEXANDRA ALLRED graduated from Texas A&M University with a B.A. in History, saying, “As everyone knows, once you get a degree in history, all you can really do is teach or write. I’m just doing what I can!”
As the daughter of a (now retired) U.S. Diplomat, Allred traveled all over the United States and around the world. Her writing career began before graduation with several pieces on bi-lingual education with national education publications. But the real stories began while living as a youth in Moscow, Russia. Under a communist regime, imagination and the ability to create stories was the very best way to beat boredom (and the freezing cold!).
Today, she writes (mostly) fiction, teaches kinesiology classes for Navarro Community College while enjoying her family and animals in Texas.
JENNY PEDROZA and CHRISTA BEEBE graduated from college to enter the rewarding field of teaching. Working with children had been a passion for them both, but after many years of dealing with the behind the scenes of the educational world, they had a drive to branch out and do new things.
With the success of The Writer’s Coffee Shop Publishing House and the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, Jenny and Christa saw an opportunity to make a change.
In June of 2012, both women left their teaching jobs and started working full time as the marketing department of The Writer’s Coffee Shop. They have successfully launched new books and new authors, and it is with enthusiasm and desire that they dream of getting back on The New York Times Bestsellers List.