We just interviewed Betsy Fasbinder author of Fire & Water, a dark love story.
She published her book with She Writes Press, a boutique publisher. Betsy priced jobbing each piece of her book: editing, cover design, book layout, print, uploading to Kindle, all the left brain activities that book publication requires and discovered that She Writes Press did it all in one shop and for less than hiring four or five different companies or individuals. And she is quite happy with the results.
” She Writes Press consists of really smart people who know the industry and are also willing to collaborate with the author. They did not try to make the book into anything that it wasn’t.”
Betsy’s advice to the Newbie Writer: Find your tribe. Writers understand writers, we understand what you are going through. Find a few, find a bunch, but do find the support, writing is lonely, get you tribe.
Betsy has been awarded the Floyd Salas Award, a Jack London award and two East of Eden awards for both fiction and memoir pieces. Four of her pieces have been produced as Readers’ Theater works in the historic Nevada Theater in Nevada City, California. She is the also co-producer of The Women’s Writing Salon in Nevada County.