Author Resources Right at Your Fingertips

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
  • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center Argus Room

Psst... wanna know where you can find great writing and publishing info for free? Join the St. Louis Publishers Association (SLPA) on Wednesday, April 13 to discover websites bursting with advice and information that will help you learn how to write, publish, and sell books like a professional. We’ll give you handouts and show you free online goodies with the answers to your questions — even questions you don’t know to ask. We’ll also tell you about local writing groups and where to find writing classes in St. Louis, highlight our favorite useful books, and share our advice on starting your own company (whether as a writer or a publisher).

This SLPA meeting will include a walkthrough of online and local resources and will feature a panel discussion with four local publishing professionals:

Peggy Nehmen is committed to successful design solutions and excellence. Her company, Nehmen-Kodner provides book design, branding and marketing for self-published authors, start-ups, and established companies. Peggy helps authors through the design process to produce customized book covers and interiors. Clients benefit from her keen sense of typography, printing, and production.

Bob Baker

helps musicians, authors and creative entrepreneurs use their talents and know-how to make a living and make a difference in the world. He is the author of the highly acclaimed Guerrilla Music Marketing Handbook (which appeared in the movie The School of Rock starring Jack Black).

Bob’s other books include The Empowered Artist, The Guerrilla Guide to Book Marketing, 55 Ways to Promote and Sell Your Book on the Internet, Unleash the Artist Within, and more. Check out Bob’s free blog, podcast, video clips, and more at and

Andrew Doty began publishing poetry at the age of 16, then earned a degree in creative writing before pursuing a career as an editor. Through his editing company, Editwright, he provides comprehensive editorial services (developmental editing, substantive editing, line editing, copyediting, and proofreading) to independent authors, small publishers, and professional companies. His portfolio includes both bestselling books and celebrity authors. In addition to incessant reading and editing, Andrew continues to write and publish poetry as well as create and record music. 

Kevin Ericson, SLPA’s website manager, will moderate the meeting and reveal the many resources to be found on the SLPA website.

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