Your Book, Your Way: Step-By-Step Self-Publishing

Recent changes in the publishing industry have made self-publishing a viable way to publish a book and build a writing career. Local authors Ariele Sieling and Christopher Kellen, both self-published, take a closer look at strategies for creating a book that is both a quality product and affordable for the writer. They discuss the right -- and the wrong -- reasons for choosing to self-publish, tips for preparing a book for publication, and how to avoid common pitfalls--all interspersed with tales of their own.

This presentation is perfect for those in the midst of a writing project or with a completed manuscript, looking for next steps. For more information on hosting this presentation, please email Ariele at ariele.sieling[at] 

More about Christopher Kellen 


Christopher Kellen began his career as an independent author with the publication of ELEGY: Book One of the Arbiter Codex in July of 2011, which was shortly followed by the releases of the free short stories Dutiful Daughter and The Corpse King. In late 2011, the release of Sorcerer’s Code marked his first book which would go on to become an best-seller, and he has been writing furiously ever since. 2012 saw the releases of two new novels and a novelette, following up on the series which began in 2011. In December 2012, he began a new military science-fiction/space opera series which begins with SINS OF THE FATHER. A proud member of the Genre Underground, his heroes of literature are those who are fearless in telling stories that truly mean something to their readers. He lives in New Hampshire with his wife.