Ali McCartPublishing Paths: Where to Start and How to Finish

Today’s publishing industry offers numerous paths for authors to see their books published. If you’re curious about the differences between traditional publishers, hybrid presses, and independent publishing, this class is for you. We’ll discuss the ins and outs of each publishing path and help you determine which is the best fit for your project and background. We’ll also spend ample time delving into what you need to know and what you need to do to pursue the publishing path that’s best for you. You’ll leave with a practical plan—and new friends in the industry.

Ali Shaw is the founder and executive editor of local Indigo: Editing, Design, and More. Her firm has helped more than a thousand authors navigate the various paths of signing with agents, onboarding with traditional publishers, and becoming their own publishers. Learn more at

March 7–8, 2020, 9 a.m. to noon, at Two Rivers Bookstore, 8836 N. Lombard ST, Portland, Oregon. $250/person. Preregistration required. Register on EventBrite.