Book Production 101

Book Production 101 is a half-day, in-person workshop outlining the critical components of book production and self-publication for writers and artists. The workshop will be led by publisher and author Christina Vega.

Workshop components include:

  • An understanding of the differences between publishing a book as an author, traditional publisher, or hybrid publisher, and the costs and benefits of each route. 
  • An overview of essential components of book production, – including development, editorial, design, printing and marketing stages – and a thorough analysis of each component and how it informs the others. 
  • A cost-breakdown of major production components. 
  • A suggested timeline for book production. 

Workshop admittance also includes a one-hour, private consultation about your book or upcoming project and a one-year Moon Cactus membership with Blue Cactus Press (which includes a free book, discounts, and exclusive digital content). 

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Workshop Notes

This is a three-hour, in-person workshop held on December  18, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon. Location TBD. 

Registration is required.

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend. 

Workshop capacity is limited to ten participants.

This is a “Pay what you can” workshop. Suggested donation is $200, though no one will be turned away. Do what you can, but don’t let $$ stress you out, folks. 

About the Facilitator

Christina Vega is the publisher at Blue Cactus Press. They’re also a Queer Chicana poet with a passion for storytelling and community involvement. Christina self-published their debut poetry collection, Still Clutching Maps, in 2017. Their poetry has appeared in Creative Colloquy, Frontera Vol. 3: estados silvestres // natural states,  International Poetry Review, Papeachu Issue 3, Timberline Review, WA129+, and Milk Gallery. Christina’s journalism has appeared in City Arts, Grit City Magazine, Hilltop Action Journal, OLY ARTS, The Ranger, VOICE Magazine and Weekly Volcano. Follow Christina on Twitter @bluecactuspress and Instagram @ccthemighty.



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