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Sat., Oct. 25: Benefitting from self-publishing, EFA LI branch

EFA_logo_100Long Island branch meets in Port Jefferson

If you’re an editorial freelancer on Long Island (or nearby), please join us for the October meeting of the Editorial Freelancers Association, Long Island branch.

You do not have to be a member of the EFA to attend this meeting, although I think joining is beneficial for those trying to make a go of freelancing.

I have asked my scheduled speaker from the last meeting to return, as we had a small turnout and he did not give his full presentation.

Topic: Self-Publishing’s Here to Stay—Benefitting From It

Our guest speaker is Stephen Tiano of Tiano Book Design (http://www.tianobookdesign.com/), a book designer, page compositor, and layout artist. His topic is about the impact of the growth of self-publishing on book design, freelancing, and freelancers’ rates.

Among other aspects of this topic, Steve says he’ll discuss strategies for dealing with self-publishers who have a tendency to want us to price our freelance services in line with their DIY mentality. That is to say, cheap …

I expect there will be some back and forth about negotiating rates and demonstrating our value to self-publishers.

Meeting info:

Time: 4:30-6 pm
Location: Panera Bread, 4959 Nesconset Hwy, Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776. We’ll be in the private meeting room.

Contact: Jan Arzooman at chap_longisland AT the-efa.org.

Please let me know if you are coming! 

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