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[PAST EVENT] The Real Life of “Selfies” (Self-Publishers)—Five BAIPA Members, from First-timers to Pros—Tell Their Stories

June 13, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

$15 – $55.00

Just HOW do you do it . . . get from manuscript to marketplace? A cross-section of our BAIPA members share their wealth of experience in this fascinating overview of the independent publishing journey.

Morning Session

In the morning program, you will hear the travels, travails, and tips from a panel of fellow BAIPA members who have successfully navigated the Road to Publication.

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The Girl Behind the Door

First-timer John Brooks wrote a memoir about his daughter called The Girl Behind the Door. It won the IBPA Silver Award in the Parenting and Family category.




Karin Fisher-Golton

My Amazing DayKarin Fisher-Golton wrote My Amazing Day: A Celebration of Wonder and Gratitude, which was a finalist in the Foreword Reviews‘ 2013 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award, Picture Book, Early Reader category.




Laurie King

Laurie King wrote Lost, Kidnapped, Eaten Alive! True Stories from a Curious Traveler, which Kirkus Reviews called “An engaging, meticulously observed journey that brings other cultures alive.” Author Michael Shapiro called it a “rollicking ride” from start to finish. Laurie has also won “Best essay/story” awards from the Bay Area Travel Writers, as well as a number of other recognitions.


Minnesota Boy

Lee Foster

Lee Foster wrote Minnesota Boy: Growing Up in Mid-America, Mid-20th Century. Lee has won eight Lowell Thomas Awards, the highest awards in his chosen field of travel publishing. He has been named Travel Journalist of the Year.




Bill McGinnis2Bill McGinnis wrote Whitewater: A Thriller as well as Whitewater Rafting, a bible for the sport. He is founder of Whitewater Voyages.


RE Lunch: If you did not order in advance, we may have a $12 gourmet boxed lunch available for you to purchase onsite that morning. First come, first served!

Afternoon Roundtable Session

The speakers will also be available in the afternoon, when they will conduct short workshops on these topics: Planning a Book Launch; Print-on-Demand, EBook Publishing Strategies, Twitter . . . and more.


June 13, 2015
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$15 – $55.00
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BAIPA Program Committee


The Key Room
1385 North Hamilton Parkway
Novato, CA 94949 United States
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