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TAMPA BAY WRITERS! Get a Seat at an the Next Writing Seminar & A Chance to Win a FREE Publishing Contract!

Ready to write your book but no idea where to start? Already written a book, but struggling to get it done? Looking for a chance to win a FREE publishing contract? This is your series! (Contract is a $6,000 value) Our next event will be held next Tuesday, APRIL 24th, and you don’t want to miss it!
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Dedicate one night a month thru July and come get your book done. Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for six nights of focusing on getting published. Bring your computer, grab a drink, and settle in for focused writing time, plus access to an experienced publisher for help and advice. At the end of the series, submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018.  Author or a representative must physically be present in October 13th 2018 at our annual author awards ceremony to accept the contract if they win.)  

Each session will have a focus. The first 30 minutes Tara will cover a certain topic to help you with your manuscript. Afterwards we will break into certain groups where you can write silently or collaborate with other aspiring authors. Tara will also be available for private coaching during the night.

 

Each session is $10. Sessions go from 5:30 -8:30 PM. They will be held at the The Kaizen Collaborative, located at 5215 W Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607.
Sign up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356858098126803/

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ASPIRING AUTHORS! Get a Seat at an the Next Writing Seminar & A Chance to Win a FREE Publishing Contract!

Ready to write your book but no idea where to start? Already written a book, but struggling to get it done? Looking for a chance to win a FREE publishing contract? This is your series! (Contract is a $6,000 value) Our next event will be held next Tuesday, March 27th, and you don’t want to miss it!
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Dedicate one night a month thru July and come get your book done. Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for six nights of focusing on getting published. Bring your computer, grab a drink, and settle in for focused writing time, plus access to an experienced publisher for help and advice. At the end of the series, submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018.  Author or a representative must physically be present in October 13th 2018 at our annual author awards ceremony to accept the contract if they win.)  

Each session will have a focus. The first 30 minutes Tara will cover a certain topic to help you with your manuscript. Afterwards we will break into certain groups where you can write silently or collaborate with other aspiring authors. Tara will also be available for private coaching during the night.

 

Each session is $10, payable at the door, or buy the series for $50 (getting one free!). Sessions go from 5:30 -8:30 PM. They will be held at the The Kaizen Collaborative, located at 5215 W Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607.
Sign up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356858098126803/

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Don’t Miss Your Chance to WIN a FREE Publishing Contract! Opportunity of a Lifetime for ONE Aspiring Author!

Ready to write your book but no idea where to start? Already written a book, but struggling to get it done? Looking for a chance to win a FREE publishing contract? This is your series! (Contract is a $6,000 value) Our next event will be held next Tuesday, March 27th, and you don’t want to miss it!
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Dedicate one night a month thru July and come get your book done. Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for six nights of focusing on getting published. Bring your computer, grab a drink, and settle in for focused writing time, plus access to an experienced publisher for help and advice. At the end of the series, submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018.  Author or a representative must physically be present in October 13th 2018 at our annual author awards ceremony to accept the contract if they win.)  

Each session will have a focus. The first 30 minutes Tara will cover a certain topic to help you with your manuscript. Afterwards we will break into certain groups where you can write silently or collaborate with other aspiring authors. Tara will also be available for private coaching during the night.

 

Each session is $10, payable at the door, or buy the series for $50 (getting one free!). Sessions go from 5:30 -8:30 PM. They will be held at the The Kaizen Collaborative, located at 5215 W Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607.
Sign up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356858098126803/

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Tampa Writers MeetUp Begins Next Tuesday! Start, Finish & Perfect Your Manuscript!

If you’re ready to write your story but are in need or some guidance, or are finished with your manuscript and looking for some incite from a professional, next week, we are launching a Writer Seminar Series!

Looking for a chance to win a FREE publishing contract? This is your series! (Contract is a $6,000 value)
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Dedicate one night a month Feb-July and come get your book done. Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for six nights of focusing on getting published. Bring your computer, grab a drink, and settle in for focused writing time, plus access to an experienced publisher for help and advice. At the end of the series, submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018.  Author or a representative must physically be present in October 13th 2018 at our annual author awards ceremony to accept the contract if they win.)  

Each session will have a focus. The first 30 minutes Tara will cover a certain topic to help you with your manuscript. Afterwards we will break into certain groups where you can write silently or collaborate with other aspiring authors. Tara will also be available for private coaching during the night.

 

Each session is $10, payable at the door, or buy the series for $50 (getting one free!). Sessions go from 5:30 -8:30 PM. They will be held at the The Kaizen Collaborative, located at 5215 W Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607.
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WRITERS! Get a Seat at an Upcoming Writing Seminar Series & A Chance to Win a FREE Publishing Contract!

Ready to write your book but no idea where to start? Already written a book, but struggling to get it done? Looking for a chance to win a FREE publishing contract? This is your series! (Contract is a $6,000 value)
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Dedicate one night a month Feb-July and come get your book done. Join Tara Richter, Richter Publishing, Jamie Klingman and Laurie Stemm, The Kaizen Collaborative, for six nights of focusing on getting published. Bring your computer, grab a drink, and settle in for focused writing time, plus access to an experienced publisher for help and advice. At the end of the series, submit your manuscript for a chance to win a free publishing contract through Richter Publishing’s annual contest! (Entries due August 1, 2018.  Author or a representative must physically be present in October 13th 2018 at our annual author awards ceremony to accept the contract if they win.)  

Each session will have a focus. The first 30 minutes Tara will cover a certain topic to help you with your manuscript. Afterwards we will break into certain groups where you can write silently or collaborate with other aspiring authors. Tara will also be available for private coaching during the night.

 

Each session is $10, payable at the door, or buy the series for $50 (getting one free!). Sessions go from 5:30 -8:30 PM. They will be held at the The Kaizen Collaborative, located at 5215 W Laurel Street, Suite 110, Tampa, Florida 33607.
Sign up on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/356858098126803/

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FREE Online Class on How to Write a Press Release!

So you’ve written your book, edited your manuscript AND have gotten published! The hardest parts are over right? Not quite. It’s now time to get your story out to the masses. It all starts with a press release. Today we are sharing an online class on “The Art of Writing an Excellent Press Release” with James Chittenden!

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PowerPoint is NOT Design Software

Stories from Behind the Publisher’s Desk

As the president of a publishing house, some of the things that come across my desk are mind-blowing. People have told me I should have TV cameras following me around, and maybe at one point I’ll get a reality show displaying the craziness that goes on inside the publishing house. But for now I’ll resort to blogging.

In this series of blogs, “Stories from Behind the Publisher’s Desk,” I’ll share with you the stories, do’s and don’ts when trying to get your book published. What we are looking for and what we are not.

Since my background is in graphic design and I worked in the copy and print industry for many years in the Silicon Valley before going into publishing, I guess I think everyone else out there knows the difference in software programs—what they are for and what they are not. However, this is not the case. Let me break it down for you…

PowerPoint is NOT Design Software.

I can’t tell you how many people have come to me with their book all laid out and ready to go. They don’t need our design team, nope. They have it formatted with tables of content, photos, page numbers. It should be real easy for us, they saved us so much time. Then they tell me it’s in PowerPoint.

Huh? I ask, “Are you giving a presentation of your book for a workshop?”

“No. Why do you ask?”

“Because that’s a demo/ presentation software, not a design program.” If I sent a PowerPoint file to my printer they would laugh me all the way to Egypt.

This is why you need professionals to format your book for you. Unless you are a graphic designer with print experience, even then, we still have to do it so the book matches our printers specific specs. So taking it from PowerPoint actually makes our job even harder. Things do not copy and paste over well.  Below is a list of software and the file formats we need books submissions to be in:

  • Manuscripts must be typed in Word. (We do not accept handwritten or typed paper.)
  • Layout of book for printing can be Word or Adobe In Design. PDF files are only accepted if we have already previously approved the print specs.
  • Book covers must be in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and a minium of 300 DPI.  (Not  Publisher.)
  • A book cover contains 3 elements; front, back & spine.  If you have a designer for your cover, we need more than just the front.

Hopefully this advice will help you on your writing and publishing journey. The easier you make it on us, the faster your book can be published and distribtued to the masses!

Tara Richter

President of Richter Publishing LLC 

 

 

 

 

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