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7th Annual Literary Workshop: PART-2: Understanding Self-Publishing

  • Monday, June 20, 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Avid Reader at Tower; 1600 Broadway, Sacramento, CA 95818


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7th Annual Literary Workshop:
PART-2: Understanding Self-Publishing

The Understanding Self-Publishing workshop covers the legal and business issues for self-publishing books. Learn what you need to know about current and emerging developments in print and e-book self-publishing. Learn what to expect and how to work with self-publishing service companies. Valuable negotiating tips are discussed to ensure you have an effective self-publishing service company contract. Learn how to to identify the common financial and performance pitfalls in these agreements so you can choose the best self-publishing service company to help you publish your own book.


Bob Pimm is Chief Learning Officer and Director of Legal Services at California Lawyers for the Arts. Bob has more than 30+ years experience in the book industry. His private law practice is focused on literary law representing authors, agents, and publishers. Bob is also the Book Publishing Chair of the American Bar Association’s Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries. From 2002 until 2007 he served as Editor-in-Chief of Entertainment and Sports Lawyer, the Forum’s quarterly publication. Bob has authored books, chapters, and numerous articles on legal and business aspects of the book publishing industry.

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