The Writers Circle Speakers Series presents

Jason Allen Ashlock – publishing guru and digital visionary

FEBRUARY 9, 2:00-4:00 PM

at St. George’s Episcopal Church – Parish Hall
550 Ridgewood Road, Maplewood, NJ

In less than half a decade, the book publishing industry has been entirely transformed. From bookshops to copy-editors, jacket designers to publicists, editors to agents, no one associated with the making and selling of books has been left untouched by a digital revolution that has swept a once-stable industry into total disruption. And no one has felt this more keenly than authors. Their anxiety, produced by publisher’s shrinking advances and celebrity-focused catalogs, is balanced by a cautious hope, born of the innumerable new tools that now enable artists to produce, distribute and connect in new ways. In such a fray, what’s an author to do? As technological advances lurch us ever forward and new market dynamics seem to be reinventing what it means to read and write a book, authors can be frozen into inaction or invigorated to create, experiment, and evolve. In Jason’s energetic presentation, you’ll find the new publishing landscape demystified, you’ll see its opportunities revealed, and you’ll be inspired to find your own path to success.

Advanced Registration Strongly Advised
$50 in advance | $60 at the door

Register at http://www.writerscircleworkshops.com/cmp/specials.html