Back to All Events

BWA: Write to Publish, Publish to Sell

  • Boulder Public Library 1001 Arapahoe Avenue Boulder, CO, 80302 United States (map)

As Vice President of the Boulder Writers' Alliance, I attend and help with all of their creative writing programs.

The Story of Your Book

Today’s authors have more choices than ever before. But with those choices comes confusion about the publishing process. How does it all work? Sandra Jonas of Sandra Jonas Publishing and author Bill Liggett will present the story of how Bill’s debut adventure novel, Watermelon Snow came to be, from the birth of the idea to the first draft to the publishing contract to the launch last Jun. To date, the book ha sold 4,300 copies and received 120 Amazon reviews (average 4.5).

Presenter Bill Liggett blends behavioral and earth sciences in the new literary genre “cli-fi,” or climate fiction. He holds a BS in geology and a PhD in applied social psychology and has taught in high school and college, conducted studies for IBM, and consulted on strategic plans with health care and educational organizations.

Presenter Sandra Jonas, electrical engineer turned book editor and designer, launched Sandra Jonas Publishing to meet the growing demand for a more collaborative author-publisher relationship. SJP provides personal attention, production excellence, and long-term marketing strategies.

Sign up on the Boulder Writers' Alliance MeetUp page.

 Image of a river in the mountains with the Boulder Writers' Alliance Write to Publish, Publish to Sell logo on it