- A personal user-friendly webpage on CWA’s official website to promote your writings and happenings
- Opportunity to participate in CWA author reading and book signing events and industry expo booths, including the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair
- Chicago Tribune Printers Row Book Fair and our own Let’s Just Write! An Uncommon Writers Conference
- Opportunity to participate in our Speakers Bureau
- Opportunity to participate in our book review service, Windy City Reviews
- Opportunity to enter your book in our Books of the Year Contest
- Opportunity to enter our members-only writing contests
- Opportunity to be published in our Write City e-zine and Windy City Writers blog
- Interaction with other writers
- Leadership and networking opportunities
And, we’re excited to share other new member benefits with you:
Are you considering self-publishing your next book? Chicago Writers Association has formed a partnership with IngramSpark, an industry leader in book publishing, printing, and distribution.
Utilizing IngramSpark, you can:
- Publish your book in hardcover, softcover, and ebook editions
- Distribute your book utilizing one of the publishing industry’s largest global book distribution networks, including access to over 40,000 independent bookstores, online stores, chain stores, ebook retailers, libraries, and universities
- Print copies of your book at competitive rates to distribute yourself or sell at your author store and events
- Manage your book sales, royalties, and payments.
- Utilize a platform that is comprehensive and easy to use, with extensive tutorials, documentation, and customer support to assist you every step of the way.
The best part is that you can set up and upload your book to the IngramSpark platform free of charge. This promotion is FOR MEMBERS ONLY. If you are a member you will receive the promo code via email each month.
Learn more by visiting IngramSpark
Join Chicago Writers Association for only $25.00 per year.
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