Self Publishing Guide

If you are interested in self-publishing, this guide will help you get started. 

Download "Self-Publishing - A guide for the Independent Author by S McGiboney.pdf"

Helpful and informative links collected over the past few years.
CBW Group

Fifty (50!) Tools Which Can Help You in Writing-Poynter Institute
Courtesy of Rick Bailey

National Storytelling Network
Storytelling Resources

Writers Digest

Promotion For Self-Publishers:
A Waste Of Time? Suw Charman-Anderson

Tips For Novelists -
by Lee Martin - Courtesy of Greg Lilly

Book Promotion: 7 top tips for promotion on the radio -
Joanna Penn

10 Tips For Taking Feedback On Your Writing-and How to Trust It!
Writers Circle

Writers in the Storm: Nonfiction Submission Tips
Chuck Sambuchino

What is a beta reader and why do I need one?
Belinda Pollard

The 3 Keys to Writing a Children’s Picture Book -

Reading Aloud -
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

21 Social Media Tips for Authors That Actually Work
writing Tips Oasis 

Famous Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary -
Maria Popova

A Simple Way to Create Suspense
Lee Child from the NY Times Opinionator blog

How Not to Write a Story by J A Konrath
(Helpful and humorous!)

List of Book Reviews from
Chesapeake Style
Books in Style

Chesapeake Style Magazine offers Books in Style reviews for authors of recently published books. Members of CBW or its critique groups are encouraged to ask someone to request guidelines and write an original 500-word review and send it with a high-resolution image of the book's front cover. Reviews are not limited to members, but CBW folks should take advantage of this special opportunity to share news of your work in issues with a distribution of 10,000 copies in the Middle Peninsula, Northern Neck and Williamsburg.

These are some of the books in the Chesapeake Style archives. Just click on this link and choose the month and year to go to the issue with that review.
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Drowning in Lies       Ann Eichenmuller  2020 Winter
Beyond the Wall       Gail Wilson Kenna 2020 September
Queen's Gambit       Bradley Harper      2020 April
Let There Be Life     Roger Gosden        2020 APRIL
The Good Life          C. L. Howland         2019 August 
Jordan the Jellyfish Cindy Freland          2019 July
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I Want to Go Home                      Cindy L. Freeman                        2019 June
The Lies Beneath                         Ann Eichenmuller                        2019 May
To Thee I Sing                              C. L. Howland                                2019 April
A Tangled Tail                              Susan Williamson                         2018 November
The Lies We Are                          Ann Eichenmuller                         2018 September
The Writing Rx                            Ann Eichenmuller                         2018 July
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Chestnut Springs          Carol J. Bova                2017 October
None of Us the Same   Jeffrey K. Walker        2017 October
Nicole's New Friend     Dawn Brotherton      2017 September
Annie Crow Knoll Trilogy Gail Priest               2017 August
My Jewish Creat Grandmother  Ilona Duncan     2017 June
Kind Lies                     Ann Eichernmuller       2017 May
Blackbeard's Legacy  Barbara N. McLennan 2017 May