Book Store Owner Seeks Authors!

I interviewed Christopher Jones, owner of Monte Cristo Bookshop in New London. He loves to promote authors and host events! If you are an author, he would like to hear from you! See my show, "Dreamers & Doers" at:


More info: http://www.montecristobookshop.com

For more info about Lisa Saunders: www.authorlisasaunders.com


Can Still Enroll in Class: "How to Get Published"

You can still sign up for my class on

Monday, 9/23; 6:00-8:30 – One Night – New London High School.

How to Get Your Book or Short Story Published, Resident $30/Non-Resident $35

Attracting a publisher gets harder all of the time. Learn how to get your query letters or manuscripts out of the “slush pile” and in front an editor. Begin building your portfolio right now.

It's first come, first serve. The deadline is this Sunday afternoon.
Here is the link:
If you have any questions about the class, you can contact:
Peggy Cherrick
New London Adult & Continuing Education
New London Public Schools
Three Shaws Cove
New London, Connecticut  06320
(860) 437-2385  ext# 106
(860) 447-4025fax
(860)625-1008 cell
Lisa Saunders


Monday Class on Self-Publishing Moved

My class, How to Self-Publish on Amazon, has been moved.
Click on the New London Adult Ed for directions.

It would be helpful to you if you signed up in advance for a Createspace account. Either do so by clicking on the link to the right (Publish on Amazon—FREE! Click on “Get Started), which is right below my little bio, or going to createspace directly. They will want to make sure you are using your legal name, have rights to the material, understand that it's your responsibility to pay income taxes, etc. Consult a lawyer if you feel you need to before agreeing to the terms.

How to Self-Publish on Amazon 411 
There are several advantages to self-publishing—full control of your work and higher royalties. Learn the free steps to making your work available on Amazon.  A speaker and award-winning writer, Lisa Saunders is a graduate of Cornell University and the author of several books, including Mystic Seafarer’s Trail. She resides in Mystic, CT, works part-time at Mystic Seaport as a history interpreter, and writes professionally for several clients.  Instructor: L. Saunders 

Sessions: 1
Dates: 9/16/2013 to 9/16/2013
Meeting Time: 

Monday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: New London Adult Ed
In my opinion, publishing the softcover first makes publishing e-book easier:

Have 24 pages? That is enough to create a softcover on Amazon using the tools available through Create Space. You include cover page, copyright page, more info about your other books, etc.

Why need a soft cover? Many people still prefer a paperback to an e-book (which is downloaded on a Kindle, iPad, smartphone, laptop, etc)

A paperback advertises you at public gatherings—it’s a great calling card for marketing yourself (for jobs, clients, etc).

Once softcover is formatted, makes formatting

e-book easier using Amazon’s Kindle services.