Monday, October 26, 2020

Join Me and the Contra Costa County Library Community for Indie Author Day on Nov 7, 2020 (it's virtual!)

Here's the summary of my presentation, which will be hosted by David Greene and the awesome folks at the Contra Costa County Library:

Your Voice Matters: Indie Publishing and You 

Indie Publishing and Print on Demand can be game changers for you, your book, and under-served readers hungry for works that speak to them. 

There’s lots to do to set yourself up for success: 

1) Target Your Audience 
2) Quality Wins the Day 
3) Get Your Book Vetted 
4) Join the Conversations Already Happening 
5) Know Your Timeline and Then Publish 
6) Target Your Audience (Now That You Have the Book!) 
7) Celebrate Each Milestone Repeat with your next book. And the next. 

As an author, Lee Wind published the crowd-funded young adult novel “Queer as a Five-Dollar Bill” celebrated by Publishers Weekly as an Indie Success Story and one of the top five independently published middle grade and young adult books of 2018. He has two books publishing from Indie Presses in 2021, the middle grade nonfiction “No Way, They Were Gay? Hidden Lives and Secret Loves” (Lerner) and the picture book “Red and Green and Blue and White” (Levine Querido.) As the director of marketing and programming for the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Lee loves empowering indie publishers to have their voices heard. Learn more about Lee and his books at Find out more about IBPA at

Find out more and register here.

Hope to see you (virtually) there!

The light in me recognizes and acknolwedges the light in you,

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