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logoThe Author Learning Center (ALC) is a one-of-a-kind online author education community designed to help educate, motivate, and support you at every stage of your writing and publishing journey, including marketing your book.

The ALC offers content on writing, editing, publishing and marketing from a variety of industry experts, agents, best-selling authors, publicists, and editors. In addition, the ALC gives you access to unique tools, the Book Launch Tool and Author Circles, to help you reach your goals. Details and Learn more here ...

logoThe Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS) is a 501(c) non-profit that provides a forum for writers of all disciplines to meet and improve their knowledge of the craft and business of writing. GLAWS accomplishes this through Special Speaker Events, genre-specific critique groups, discussion forums, workshops, conferences, the sponsorship of booths at bookselling events to help authors promote themselves, their platform and sell books, and other events that educate and mentor writers in all genres and levels of expertise. Details and Learn more here ...


Black Chateau Enterprises is a digital marketing company for authors who need help promoting their books and their personal brand online. We specialize in genre fiction. Desiree Duffy is a digital marketing professional having worked in online media, consumer goods, entertainment and non-profits. She now brings her expertise to the world of books and publishing.

We offer digital media, online public relations, social media and online advertising. We also hold author panels and events to give local LA authors the recognition they deserve.

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With pen and paper - Former Big Five Editor Helga Schier, Ph.D., offers powerful personalized editorial services to help writers unlock the potential of their manuscripts. Services include in-depth evaluation, critique, development, substantive editing, rewrites, and pitch craft. In over 20 years of experience in the publishing world, Ms. Schier has successfully edited and/or translated hundreds of fiction and non-fiction titles. withpenandpaper.com helps improve the odds of published, self-published, and not-yet-published writers. Details and Learn more here ...

Equinox Books

Equinox Books - Equinox Books, is the first imprint of CamCat Publishing, LLC. Our founder, Sue Arroyo, launched the company for the love of story, those tales that bewitch and dazzle you, grab a hold of you and won’t let go. She calls them Books to Live In.

Equinox Books is the sum of its readers and writers … and then some. We facilitate and engage in communication between readers and writers, because that’s where the magic happens. We involve our authors and readers every step of the way… in the process of choosing the books we publish, the formats in which we offer them, even the way we advertise and publicize them.

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Official Printers of West Coast Writers Conferences. From artwork and advertising materials to authors' works, Allura print is here to assist you and make you feel at ease with all your printing needs.

Allura provides printing solutions of the highest quality. We offer conventional offset printing and digital printing using the latest technology and equipment. We take pride in offering accurate, attentive and awesome customer assistance, so you can accomplish the most from your printing jobs. Services include: • Direct Mailers • Reminder Cards • Postcards • Variable Data Printing • Brochures • Inserts • Books/Manuals • Newsletters • Large Format Printing • Flyers, and more... Allura handles everything in-house, including: • Prepress: File preparation, proofing • Variable Data Printing (VDP): database management, personalized documents, direct marketing, b/w and color • Print On Demand: Offset, digital • Binding: Trimming, folding, scoring, die-cutting • Fulfillment: Inserting, mailing, distribution • E-Commerce: Web-to-Print, digital archive, custom FTP If you have specific needs or questions please contact us, so we can assist you. Details and Learn more here ...


Writer's Digest is a F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company, Our charter publication Writer’s Digest literally “wrote the book” on writing and getting published. WritersDigest.com is the one-stop shop for information, resources and writing community. Writers can connect with other writers on our forum, visit our blogs and sign up for our free weekly e-newsletter. They’ll also find weekly writing prompts, contests and competitions, conference listings, and online exclusive articles. Every issue of Writer’s Digest magazine is devoted to helping writers develop their craft and hone their publishing acumen. Since 1920, Writer’s Digest has chronicled the culture of the modern writer and we continue this great tradition through relevant first-person essays, interviews with bestselling authors and profiles with emerging talent.Details and Learn more here ...

logo The ICT-Digital Media Sector Team is a statewide community college organization of education workforce professionals focused on supplying in-demand skilled worker solutions for today's business challenges. The IDEAS Center at LAVC is a Regional Center of the Multimedia / Entertainment Initiative of the Economical Development and Workforce Development Program of the State Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges. Economic and Workforce Development (EWD) is an integral part of the California Community Colleges and its Doing What Matters for Jobs and the Economy framework, investing funding and resources in information & communication technology and digital media. It helps community colleges become catalysts to aid California’s economic recovery and jobs creation at the local, regional and state levels. Details and Learn more here ...

Veronica Lane Books Publishing

Veronica Lane Books Publishing – Get Your Book Published Now!

Etan Boritzer founded Veronica Lane Books in 1992 out of frustration in trying to get his kids books accepted by traditional publishers. Since that time, the now bestselling 15 children’s books in the What is? series has sold over 800,000 copies and the books are published in 16 languages. During his publishing career other authors started coming to Etan for help in publishing and marketing their books. Veronica Lane has published 35 other titles to date for other authors in every genre including children, young adult, adult fiction and non-fiction, cookbooks, self-help books and art books through their unique publishing services program.

Veronica Lane Books helps authors get their books published through a fee-based fast track program. We provide all traditional publishing services including editing, ghostwriting, graphic design, illustrations, indexing, overseas printing, foreign rights sales and marketing, domestic and global wholesale distribution channels, and social media promotions. We also publish, distribute and sell eBooks. We can provide numerous happy author/client references for our servicesDetails and Learn more here .... www.veronicalanebooks.com

YouTube: Etan Boritzer: How to Get Your Book Published! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbR_3dsjQjQ 


BookBaby - BookBaby digitally distributes the works of independent authors, poets, memoirists, and publishers, making their eBooks available to digital retailers worldwide. BookBaby makes self-publishing easy: from cover design, book printing, eBook conversions, distribution, website creation, and more. It’s now possible for you to reach a worldwide audience, keep 100% of your book’s net earnings, retain the rights to your work, and maintain total creative control.

BookBaby provides everything you need to professionally publish and distribute your book, without ever having to sell-out to ‘big publishing.’BookBaby is the sister company to CD Baby, the world’s largest online distributor of independent music. Founded as a garage startup in 1998, CD Baby has grown to become one of the most trusted names in the independent music business,paying over a quarter billion dollars to over 300,000 artists worldwide. Details and Learn more here ...


logo blurb, gives you free tools for creating professional-quality publications. Their brand new desktop publishing app, BookWright, lets you produce print books, ebooks (fixed-layout and reflowable), and magazines from the same file. For designers, we have a plugin for Adobe InDesign. If you’re a photographer, you can use Adobe Lightroom with Blurb’s book module built right in. You can even make a book online in less than an hour.Details and Learn more here ...


BookFuel is devoted to lovers of reading who strive to enable outstanding experiences for our author and reader customers. With the proliferation of ebooks and self publishing, opportunities for writers outside the traditional publishing model are exploding. BookFuel offers support for writers and authors from the writing process, through publishing, to helping your book get discovered and loved by an audience of readers. BookFuel is a publishing services provider that guides authors through the industry’s best practices for publishing success; we teach authors about publishing standards and how to make their book successful. Details and Learn more here ...

logo Smashwords is an ebook self-publishing and distribution platform and a self-serve publishing service. Authors upload their manuscripts as MS Word files to the Smashwords service, which converts the files into multiple ebook formats for reading on various ebook reading devices. Once published, the books are made available for sale online at a price set by the author. Smashwords reports they are the leading distributor for indie authors. Details and Learn more here ...

Mysterious Galaxy Booksellers

Mysterious Galaxy is a genre store specializing in science fiction, mystery, fantasy, and horror. They also sell books on the craft and business of writing, and sponsor many book signing events with famed authors. Based in San Diego, they also maintain warehouse in Redondo Beach at their current address to support events business. They will continue creating and supporting events such as Ladies, Lunch, and Literacy, Literary Women of Long Beach, Mystery on the Menu at the Cerritos Library, Books Are Better Shared, Literary Orange, the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, and many other conferences through which they have created wonderful partnerships in the community.

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore San Diego 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd. San Diego, CA 92111 858.268.4747

Additional Sponsors and Donors

Hans-Peter Zimmermann made a generous contribution to AGLAWC, which we used to pay for our volunteers' lunch over the weekend.

Flintridge Bookstore and Coffeehouse - Flintridge is a bookstore with a special focus on children's and young adult titles. In addition, the store hosts signings, poetry readings, workshops and other events geared toward all ages. The store features a wide range of books, as well as gift items and stationery. And, the the coffeehouse serves a variety of drinks, sweets, and light meals.

Flintridge also has the Espresso Book Machine, which provides self-publishing services to authors and On Demand Books to bibliophiles. It is one of only 28 in the country and the only one in southern California, offers on-site and personalized self-publishing and On Demand Book services. [ more »

Circle of Seven Productions- The prestigious company founded by Sheila English that trademarked the term “book trailer”. [ more » -- and always have control of and final approval in all aspects of the process. [ more »

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