There is no single right way to write a great book, only an infinite number of wrong ways. Today the same holds true for publishing a great book. Whether pursuing traditional print or exploring alternate routes to publication, success will largely hinge on settling only for exceptional–exceptional craft, exceptional execution, and exceptional presentation of the finished product. Understanding the five primary paths to publication is essential.
- Traditional Publishing
- Small Press
- Hybrid Publishing
- Vanity Press
You’ve attended the seminars and mingled with writers. You’ve braved the reading critiques. Perhaps, you’ve even refined your query letter. What you know for sure, is that your manuscript sucks a whole lot less. But what’s your next step? Take advantage of this unique opportunity to spend 15 minutes of one-on-one time strategizing with industry expert, Holly Kammier, co-owner of the highly respected hybrid publishing imprint, Acorn Publishing, to determine which path to publication is best specifically for you.
Holly has prepared two handouts to help better understand the publishing options prior to your consult:
Advance sign-up is required to schedule a consultation. There is no extra fee beyond Full Conference or Saturday/Sunday registration, however there are a limited number of slots available. Contact SCWC Executive Director Michael Steven Gregory to check availability.
Staffed by Holly Kammier & Lacey Impellizeri
Holly Kammier is the co-owner of Acorn Publishing, a collective of award-winning, best-selling authors. A writer herself, Holly is a former journalist who has worked everywhere from CNN in Washington, D.C. and Channel 13 News in Los Angeles, to the NBC affiliate in small-town Medford, Oregon. The UCLA honor grad lives in her hometown of San Diego, close to her extended family and friends. She recently completed her third novel, Lost Girl, expected for release in early 2020. Holly is an avid reader with a passion for timeless books and gorgeous writing. She also enjoys long walks on the beach, pink peonies, and spending time with her family.
LACEY IMPELLIZERI is Project Manager & Marketing Director of Acorn Publishing, a collective of award-winning, best-selling authors. She assists Acorn authors in the process of publishing their books, and helps them with 854 other things from designing websites to setting up social media accounts. Lacey has been writing since she was eight. In fourth grade, author Sarah Pennypacker spoke to her class. She told little Lacey if she wrote every day then she could be an author just like her, so Lacey picked up a pencil eleven years ago and hasn’t stopped since. She is working on completing her first novel and attends Grossmont Community College in San Diego.