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Next Meeting: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

SLPA Vendor Showcase

Publishing a good book requires teamwork. Turning a manuscript from a draft into a finely crafted book requires skilled editors, designers, and printers, and the process (especially if you want to make sales) can involve talent from illustrators, book marketers, publicists, book coaches, web designers, publishing companies, or more.

The St. Louis Publishers Association’s annual Vendor Showcase brings together publishing experts of all specialties to answer questions for inquiring authors. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet a roomful of people who can help you at any or every stage of your book project. 

This is a chance to ask questions and get a feel for who they are and how they work.

    • If you’re near the beginning of your book’s journey and trying to make it work, talk to one of the book coaches, ghostwriters, or developmental editors to figure out where to go from here.
    • Undecided about whether to go indie or find a publisher? Talk with local publishers, printers, and independent service providers to learn about your options.
    • Does your manuscript need to be organized, critiqued, or revised? Do your sentences need polishing? Chat with an editor!
    • Do you need an eye-catching cover and help laying your book out for print or uploading to Amazon? Get to know graphic designers with the knowledge and talent to turn your manuscript into a book.
    • Need illustrations for a children’s book or visual aids? Talk with illustrators and check out their portfolios.
    • Are you almost ready to publish, but you want to make sure your book doesn’t have any embarrassing typos? Find a proofreader!

The SLPA Vendor Showcase is a FREE event and open to the public. Service providers: to apply for a table, please contact SLPA President Warren Martin at president@stlouispublishers.org.


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Doors open at 6:30 PM for networking. Business meeting begins at 7:00 PM and continues till 8:30 PM.

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THE HEIGHTS: Richmond Heights Community Center
Argus Room  •  8001 Dale Ave.  •  Richmond Heights, MO 63117

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