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March 15 Speaker Nights: How to self-publish a book

Stacey Atkinson is a freelance writer and editor based in Ottawa. In 2012, she began Mirror Image Publishing as a way to self-publish her first novel, Stuck. She learned so much along the way, especially when it came to publishing and marketing a book, that she began offering advice and services to other independent authors. In 2016, she self-published her second novel, Letters from Labrador.

After self-publishing two books herself and working primarily as an editor of self-published fiction and nonfiction, Stacey took what she had learned and developed an online course on how to publish a book. The course outlines a ten-step process to self-publishing, including how to write, edit, design, print, distribute, market, and budget for a book.

At this event, Stacey will explain to us her ten-step process and answer your questions about self-publishing. She'll also be asking people to share their own self-publishing stories. 

For more information, see

Twitter and Instagram: @StaceyDAtkinson

Facebook: StaceyDAtkinsonAuthorPage

When: Wednesday, March 15, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Queen St., Lackey Room
Cost: Admission is free for members; $10 for non-members
Free onsite parking


Speaker Nights events offers a great lineup of informative speakers on the third Wednesday of the month from September to November and January to May.

The evening starts with the speaker's presentation followed with time to socialize and network with other editors.

The 2016–2017 Speaker Nights series dates are:

Time: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.

Admission: Free for Editors Canada members and $10 for non-members.

Venue: Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St., Lackey Room in Lauder Hall. Free parking from the Sparks Street entrance, and please respect the reserved signs. The Queen Street entrance is closest to the meeting room.