You've Written Something ...Now What?

Actually, the writing part is the easiest. Yes, the dreaded re-writes, struggles with procrastination, and those persnickety characters that want to do their own thing are the easiest part to the process of being a published author. But, you have a completed manuscript in your hands and your nights are now spent googling how to become published instead of ways to off a character. The feeling of bewilderment settles around you and is worse than the nagging voice of your inner critic. What do you do? Should you learn how to write query letters and begin to send your infant manuscript into the world of traditional publishing? But, that would mean losing control of the growth and development of your work.Or does it?

Maybe, self-publishing would be best. Wow, that opened a whole new can of worms. There is formatting your manuscript to look like a book. Just how savvy are you when it comes to graphic design to create an awe inspiring and eye appealing cover. A cover that will jump from the shelves and scream buy me to readers? How does one get an ISBN and what about registering with the Library of Congress. Question marks being to pop above your head like kernels of opened popcorn. Fear and trepidation seize you pulling you under the sea of self-publishing uncertainty.

Ah, maybe, the answer is a non-traditional publisher like a hybrid publisher. They are the best of both worlds. Right? What about indie publishers? Heck, what is an indie publisher? Are they traditional, non-traditional, hybrid, or something totally different?

All the answers to these questions can be found at this year's writers conference with author Bobby Nash's breakout session, "You've written something. Now what?". Bobby discusses the avenues open to authors from traditional, indie, self, and hybrid publishing. Learn what to expect from each type of publishing options and what is expected of the author as well. Please, bring your questions and he will provide you answers to the pros and cons of each publishing avenue a writer can take.

About Bobby

An award-winning author, Bobby Nash writes novels, comic books, short stories, novellas, graphic novels, and the occasional screenplay for a variety of publishers. He was named Best Author in the 2013 Pulp Ark Awards. Rick Ruby, a character co-created by Bobby and author Sean Taylor also snagged a Pulp Ark Award for Best New Pulp Character of 2013. Bobby has also been nominated for the 2014 New Pulp Awards and Pulp Factory Awards for his work. Bobby's novel, Alexandra Holzer's Ghost Gal: The Wild Hunt won a Paranormal Literary Award in the 2015 Paranormal Awards. The Bobby Nash penned episode of Starship Farragut "Conspiracy of Innocence" won the Silver Award in the 2015 DC Film Festival. Bobby's story in The Ruby Files Vol. 2 "Takedown" was named Best Short Story in the 2018 Pulp Factory Awards, one of five nominations for The Ruby Files Vol. 2 (created by Bobby Nash and Sean Taylor). Bobby's Digest novel, Snow Drive was nominated for Best Novel in the 2018 Pulp Factory Awards.

Between writing deadlines, Bobby is an occasional actor and extra in movies and television, including appearances in Deviant Pictures’ Camp Massacre (formerly known as Fat Chance), FOX’s The Following, USA’s Satisfaction, AMC’s Halt and Catch Fire, IFC's Brockmire, DC's Doom Patrol, and more.

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