Two Sides of the Coin: Traditional versus Self-publishing


Publishing your own book is a distinctly different process depending on which side of the trad/self coin you choose. Both sides have the same result: your story is out in the world. In this husband/wife duo, Guy’s self-published and Diane’s traditionally published. Between them, have traveled both roads and can offer clear comparisons between the self and traditional publishing landscapes, their increasing similarities and lingering differences. This workshop will explore self-analysis and metrics for success, prejudices, editing, interior and cover design, acquiring reviews, getting books into libraries, and some of the less exciting, but ultra necessary legal stuff.

Diane Worthey is the author of In One Ear and Out the Other: Antonia Brico’s Amazingly Musical Life, a girl-power book about the first woman to conduct the New York Philharmonic. Diane is a member of the SCBWI and the Moscow, Idaho SCBWI critique group. Diane has taught hundreds of private students to play violin and viola through the Suzuki Method. She currently teaches for the University of Idaho Preparatory String Division and performs in the first violin section of the Washington-Idaho Symphony. She lives in Pullman, Washington.

Wyoming native Guy Worthey traded spurs and lassos for telescopes and computers when he decided on astrophysics for a day job. Whenever he temporarily escapes the gravitational pull of stars and galaxies, he writes fiction. He lives in Washington state with his violinist wife Diane. He likes cats and dogs and plays keyboards and bass guitar. His favorite food is called creamed eggs on toast, but once in a while he heeds the siren song of chocolate.

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Workshop: Two Sides of the Coin: Traditional versus Self-publishing
Presenters: Diane & Guy Worthey
Date: Saturday, June 26, 2021 at 2:00 pm
Arts Room, 1912 Center, 412 East Third St., Moscow, ID 83843
Registration Period Closes: Wednesday, June 23, 2021

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