Independent Authors or Self-Published Authors? Stories that We Live to Write About

May 8th, 12.00pm – 1.30pm (PST)

Self-publishing was once met with skepticism, even downright hostility as it was widely held by most in the literary world that only publishers and literary agents possessed the wisdom to decide which writers were worthy of publication. With the advent of online and digital technologies, the publishing process has changed dramatically. Writers can take full control over the creative and business processes without compromising their writing style and storyline. This panel will share their own successes as self-published authors, offering their personal approaches and insights into how and why those chose to be their own publisher and agent.

Jackie Lau, Diana Morita Cole, Diana Ng, JF Garrard, & Cynda Yeasting

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We would like to acknowledge that our festival takes place on the unceded traditional territories of the Skwxwú7mesh, Səl̓ílwətaɬ and xʷməθkwəy̓əm First Nations.