The St. Louis Writers Guild will hold a “Print or Publish” workshop this Saturday, June 1, to inform writers about local publishing options. Representatives from Rocking Horse Publishing, High Hill Press and Treehouse Publishing Group will explain their services and answer questions from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the Kirkwood Community Center, 111 S. Geyer Road. The event is free for guild members, $5 for nonmembers.
Robin Tidwell of Rocking Horse Publishing says, “We don’t believe authors should pay someone to publish their books – we believe that WE should pay YOU.” Tidwell’s company is a traditional publisher working with both print and e-formats. Tidwell’s own novels, the dystopian “Reduced” and “Reused,” will be for sale at the workshop.
High Hill Press is a cross between the traditional and pay-to-play options. The publisher does pay royalties. Editor Margo Dill will represent High Hill. Her historical fiction book, “Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg,” will be available for purchase.
Treehouse Publishing Group offers services such as editing, designing and marketing, and helps authors prepare their manuscripts for submission to agents and publishers. Owner Kristina Blank Makansi, editor and marketer Anne Milford and editor Jennifer Dunn Stewart will represent Treehouse. Milford’s book, “How Not to Marry the Wrong Guy,” can be purchased at the event.