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Author Solutions, a Penguin Random House Company, has 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 our authors. Details and Learn more here ...


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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 ...


logoGreater 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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...


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 ...

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 ...

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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 ...


Resource Sponsors:

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Allura - 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 ...


logo 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 Gliterary 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. [ More »

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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