4:30 PM16:30

San Diego Self-Published Authors' Meetup

Hi! I’m Carolyn - and I’m a self-published author.

If you’re a self-published author, too, I’d love to meet you - and work together with you - wherever you are! I’m based in San Diego but you don’t have to be. I’m discovering and developing unique, innovative ways to successfully promote our books - and open doors. Call me at: (858) 866-4304.

Being a self-published author has its challenges - as you know. We wear so many hats - and have just so much time in a day. We often have to make choices as to whether to write or illustrate - or get out there and promote. Promote. Promote. It can be daunting.

And, as a self-published author it’s often the case that we aren’t given the same opportunities as traditionally published authors. For example, many bookstores that host book signings ( I won’t mention any names because I’m noble in that way) won’t include self-published authors on their rosters. Mainly because a lot of self-published books aren’t returnable and also because a lot of self-published books don’t meet their criteria when it comes to quality.

With that said, there are a lot of advantages to self-publishing and there are a lot of great, high-quality, self-published books out there floating through cyberspace waiting to be discovered by readers and film producers.

Connecting with other authors who share these challenges - and working together to overcome them - is what I’m focused on. So, I started - The Self-Published Authors' Meetup.

We’re a supportive, proactive community of self-published authors — as well as those who intend to self-publish. Who share information and resources, work cooperatively for the good of all, and participate in unique, innovative marketing activities.

We’re currently working behind the scenes to organize opportunities which will generate a buzz about you - and your book(s).

If you don't already have a promotional video for your book we've got your back. We’re partners with one of the best videographers in San Diego - FOREST FILMZ.

The topic for our first meeting is: What are you doing to build your author platform. What are your goals and what are you doing to reach them?

If you plan on attending our first event bring your book(s), bookmarks, marketing materials - whatever you'd like to share. Everyone will have an opportunity to share something about themselves and their book(s).

If you won’t be able to attend call me and I’ll share what you missed. We’re working on getting out some Podcasts so I’ll keep you posted about that.

This will be our very first meetup and we have a great venue - The La Jolla Riford Library Community Room!

Please share the date and time on your social media channels. Tell your friends. Invite your friends. Feel free to copy and use the image in this posting.

If you have any questions, or would like to volunteer please call me at (858) 866-4304.

I look forward to helping you!


This meetup is sponsored by Forest Filmz at ForestFilmz.com

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9:30 AM09:30

Meet C.G. Rousing At The Orange County Children's Book Festival

Mark your calendar for Sunday, October 6, 2019 - from 9:30 to 4:00. The Orange County Children’s Book Festival is in its 16th year! This year’s festival features Kobe Bryant, over 140 exhibitors including: authors, illustrators, booksellers, education providers, literacy organizations, etc.

More than 33,000 people attend the Orange County Children’s Book Festival each year. It’s a great way to spend the day with your family and take home some entertaining, life-changing books!

Stop by my booth in Author’s Corner to say hello! I’ll have yummy Enchanted Cupcakes and Crater Water from Dimension 11, signed copies of my books - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR and THE INTENDERS: WE MUST TELL THE PEOPLE handmade bookmarks, and more!

See you there!


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10:00 AM10:00

San Diego Festival of Books 2019 - Meet C.G. Rousing - author of THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR

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Join me at the 3rd annual San Diego Festival of Books, Saturday, August 24th at Liberty Station where I’ll be signing copies of my epic, crossover fantasy - THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR - and sharing a sneak preview of some of my upcoming books!

Be sure to stop by my table to see how THOUGHTS TO DIE FOR is coming to life, meet the phenomenal artist who is turning character descriptions into AMAZING images, sample some “enchanted” cupcakes from Dimension 11, and enter your name for hourly giveaways! Fun! Fun! Fun!

I look forward to meeting you!

And remember - the only wand you will ever need is a better feeling thought - because MAGIC is in the MIND…

Peace and love, C.G. Rousing

Event date:

Saturday, August 24, 2019 - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Admission to the festival is FREE!

Event address:

Liberty Station

2641 Truxtun Road

San Diego, CA 92106

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