Kim Bookless

Kim BooklessAll For One & One For All: How Author Associations Help Your Self-Publishing Career

Format: Audio Recorded Live at BookExpo America

With: Orna Ross

Orna Ross of Alliance of Independent Authors and Kim Bookless of Chicago Self-Publishing Group will discuss how the educational and networking opportunities from associations can help indie authors.

Associations provide authors with valuable information on self-publishing, including the steps in the publishing process, what kind of services are needed to publish quality books, and how to avoid common pitfalls. Joining author associations and groups will also give authors the opportunity to network with publishing service providers, industry experts, and each other.

By joining these supportive publishing communities, indie authors benefit from others’ knowledge and willingness to share their publishing expertise and experiences. There are many ways for indie publishers to bring their books to life, and author associations provide a supportive community for their members to explore different methods of writing, publishing, and marketing their books.


At the end of this session, the audience will understand why author associations are such an important part of the indie publishing process, how to locate and join them, and how to benefit from everything these groups have to offer.


Kim Bookless is a publishing advisor, book production manager, and copyeditor. She helps authors bring their books to life by guiding them through the self-publishing process, serving as their advisor and advocate while providing project management, copyediting, and proofreading services. She is President of Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) and Founder of the Chicago Self-Publishing Group. Connect with Kim at or [email protected].


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