a Penguin Random House Company,
helped more than 180,000 authors bring 225,000 titles
to readers. From idea to book in hand, our vision
for helping authors is to provide services that make
publishing easy, affordable and available to anyone.
Simply put, our story lives through the stories of
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.
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.
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
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.
Silver Speaker Sponsors:
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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- 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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
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.
Girl Media Group - EDITING - Each of our editors
is highly specialized, some for their esteemed work in
the industry, others for their professional reviewing
skills and work as editors. All editors are sensitive
to the art and the writers needs, because Gliterary Girl
focuses on leading, not correcting. We are NOT line editors,
we are content editors who pay special attention to the
structure, narrative, voice and other macro elements
of book design. We work with you as a guide, never against.
PUBLICITY: All of Gliterary Girl Public Relations and
Promotion specialists hold degrees in publicity, Communications
or Journalism; some specializing in social media marketing
and branding. [
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
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.
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
of Seven Productions- The prestigious company founded
by Sheila English that trademarked the term “book trailer”. [
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