219: The Art and Craft of Self Publishing – Interview with Elisabeth Potts

Creative219: The Art and Craft of Self Publishing – Interview with Elisabeth Potts

219: The Art and Craft of Self Publishing – Interview with Elisabeth Potts

Hey there word nerds!

Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Elisabeth Potts on the show!

From her time as a student protesting the Vietnam war to her five year fight to save a pristine Central California coast habitat from an over-zealous developer, Elisabeth’s passion for social justice has inspired her actions and her writing.

In fact it was her experiences at U.C. Berkeley in the late 1960’s that formed the background for her book Berkeley Girl, which she self published in 2017. During the 60’s, she joined thousands of other students to brave tear-gassing and police riots, trying to end the U.S. involvement in a long and senseless war.

Listen in as Elisabeth and I chat about her novel, and the steps necessary to self publish and get your book out there.

In this episode Elisabeth and I discuss:

  • The value and importance of having a writing group you can depend on.
  • Finding the right book cover design and the right cover designer.
  • Steps to format your book for publication.
  • Crafting a marketing strategy that works for you.
  • How to toot your own horn and get your book into the world.

Plus, Elisabeth’s #1 tip for writers.

For more info and show notes: DIYMFA.com/219

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