A how-to on eBooks

Some freelance journalists (and fiction writers) generate income by writing and publishing their own short books. Often those books are of magazine-story length.

At our unit meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, veteran editor and freelance unit member Bonnie Britt will explain how. Bonnie, who edits and designs for print and digital media, will explain how to publish in an attractive, efficient and economical manner and how to get the work edited and then formatted for print and digital publication.

Secondly, she will give an  overview of distribution, the major players, and the politics, answering questions, and suggesting resources. Those with focused questions  on subjects of particular interest are also invited to send them in ahead of time  offline.

Bonnie’s talk on the subject at a fall Editors’ Forum drew a packed room (and extended cheers from the audience).

Equipped with a master’s from Columbia University, Bonnie spent seven years at the Houston Chronicle and three at the Asbury Park Press. She edits and designs for print and digital media, and teaches editing, writing, and copy editing courses through Media Alliance and other venues.

Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to freelance@mediaworkers.org so we can plan accordingly.

Guild Freelancers meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 ; Bonnie’s talk begins at 6:30 p.m. We meet in the Pacific Media Workers Guild third-floor conference room, 433 Natoma St. (between Fifth and Sixth streets, two blocks south of Mission Street).  The nearest BART station is Powell Street and there is a parking garage at Fifth and Mission streets.


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