Progressive Publishing Models for Writers Who Want to Get Their Work Out There and Make Money Doing It
Margot Atwell (Director of Publishing, Kickstarter), Nikia Chaney (Jamii Publishing), Glory Edim (Publishing Outreach Specialist, Kickstarter), Elena Favilli (Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls), Q. Gibson (The Flowering Woman: Becoming and Being), and Brooke Warner (Publisher, She Writes Press)
From DIY zines to graphic novels to children’s books, creators like Amy Wibowo, Spike Trotman, and Elena Favilli have built and utilized thriving online communities to support their work. Hybrid publishers such as She Writes Press have emerged to offer alternative publishing models to aspiring authors. Writers now have access to audiences through the internet, allowing them to achieve notable success using tools like Kickstarter and popular hashtags like #WeNeedDiverseBooks. During this panel, we will discuss how community-oriented platforms can effectively promote equity in publishing, and develop an inclusive vision of progress.
No advance sign-up necessary for attendees.