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How to Become a Self-Publishing Superstar with Julian Thomas and Alisha Klapheke

How to Become a Self-Publishing Superstar with Julian Thomas and Alisha Klapheke

November 6, 2021
4:30 pm - 5:15 pm EDT

About this Event

Self-publishing is a lucrative way to get your books out into the world in a publishing industry that can be difficult to break into. In “How to Become a Self-Publishing Superstar,” join Julian Thomas, author of the graphic novel series Black Heart, and Alisha Klapheke, author of Enchanting the Elven Mage, in conversation with editor Ericka McIntyre in the Writer’s Room as they discuss the ups and downs of publishing books yourself. Be sure to visit the authors in the Signing Gallery (downstairs in Joseph-Beth Booksellers) to get books signed after this talk!

There are two ways to tune in to this free program on Saturday, November 6: join us live at Joseph-Beth Booksellers, or return to this page to watch the livestream starting at 4:30 p.m. Eastern. No registration is required. Seating at Joseph-Beth is first-come, first-served. Thanks to our Writer’s Room sponsor, UK HealthCare!


Event Moderator

Event Moderator

Ericka McIntyre

Ericka McIntyre is “a full-time freelance writer and editor who has worked in media and publishing for more than twenty years, most recently as the Editor-in-Chief and now Editor-at Large of Writer’s Digest, a 101-year-old brand serving the writing community.” She lives in Ohio and has worked with some of the authors attending the KBF. Learn more about Ericka on her website,

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