Membership Meeting Report – Jan 8, 2015

Interior Authors Group

Membership Meeting

January 8, 2015

In Attendance: Jeff Bloom, June Powell, Dana Ramstedt, Dennis Robertson, Eleanor Hancock, Barbara Balle, Colleen Carbol, Wendy Weseen, Elma Schemenauer, Erin McMullan, Tim Wourms, Danielle Pederson, Ted Joslin, Janet Miller, Kay Knox, Fern Hinse, Kathy Richins

Visitors: Patricia Bates, Lorelei Rogers, Charlene Casey, Gail Bloom, Etelka Gillespie, Pam Azad, Sharon Dunn

  1. Call to Order: 6:35 pm
  2. Adoption of Agenda: Moved by: Tim

Seconded by: Janet

Carried

  1. Introduction of Visitors
  2. Donation: For the evening draw, a book, from Eleanor Hancock. Thank you Eleanor. The draw was won by Patricia Bates.
  3. A printout of all publications by our fellow members was handed out.
  4. The Ditty Master duties were shared tonight by Dennis and Barbara. Thank you for your light-hearted ditties both and the treats.
  5. Break: 6:45 pm
  6. Workshop Presentation: Patricia Bates, Crimson Frost Publications, on E-book Publishing

Highlights: Patricia has published 25 books herself, her firm distributes through 2 U.S. publishers and 2 Canadian publishers.

Started Crimson Frost two years ago. Represents 37 authors (ages 12 – 55 years)

ISBN not required for ebook, except for ibooks.

*Authors/Publishers can apply for grants of between $1000 and $5000 if you have already published 3 books.

CFP has an internet based radio show geared for writers called Blog Talk Radio with another show, coming online on January 21st, called Publishers on the Spot.

They run another imprint called Mid-Night Frost that does only fiction, including children’s literature.

*They do audio books as well.

*Thirty percent of all submissions are accepted.

drafttodigital.com – deals with 5 companies, Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble, Smashprint and one other.

Omnilit?

ITIN – individual tax identification number – a form you fill out so that you can earn money from the states

W8BEN form?

*Do not send books to Spain!

*E-book piracy is a huge problem

Copyright – register your book in Ottawa at the Library of Congress as, not published, and then do it again after publishing

Patricia’s presentation was very well received. There was great interest and a huge number of questions were asked and answered. It almost got to the point where we required a speakers list! A huge vote of thanks to Patricia. It was a rousing meeting.

The meeting adjourned at 8:30 pm

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