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Why WritersRevolt.ca?

Simple–because writers are revolting against the status quo. It’s no longer up to a few publishing elites in New York, Toronto, or London to decide what gets printed. Now, everyone’s voice can be heard.

Gutenberg took literature out of the hands of the nobles and clergy and made it available to the people. The result was an explosion of cultural and intellectual growth like humanity had never seen.

Now we’re in a new phase of the publishing revolution… Gutenberg 2.0, if you will. The self-publishing revolution is the next step on the path. Who knows what cultural and intellectual riches lie waiting to be uncovered? What stifled voices are about to be heard? Is one of them yours?

Quality is still important. Too many people are hitting the print button without knowing what goes into creating an enduring work of art. Once you’ve typed THE END, you’ve really only arrived at the beginning. Now begins a long process of editing, refining, and packaging. These things are important. Quality should not suffer just because the gatekeepers have been chased away.

We hope to show you how to raise the bar. Our decades of combined writing and publishing experience, plus our desire to contribute to the growth of this new way of doing things, is why WritersRevolt.ca exists.

You can join us. We want to share what we know about what makes a mediocre book good, and a good book great. These secrets should be secrets no longer. When one candle lights another, the original flame isn’t lost. It just burns twice as bright.

Writers, revolt!

About

WritersRevolt.ca is Darren Greer and William Kowalski.

Darren Greer is the author of five novels and a book of essays. He has been nominated for numerous awards, and won the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award for his novel Just Beneath My Skin (Cormorant Books 2015) , the  ReLit Award for Still Life With June (St. Martin’s Press 2005) and the Dartmouth Book Award for Advocate (Cormorant Books 2017) . He has been twice nominated for the Ferro-Grumley award in the U.S. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in magazines across North America and Europe. He has been teaching creative writing seminars for almost twenty years and focuses his talks on the fears and insecurities writers must conquer when writing and publishing fiction. His fifth novel Outcast will be self-published in the fall of 2018.

William Kowalski is the author of fourteen books, including the international best-seller EDDIE’S BASTARD (HarperCollins, 1999), winner of the 1999 Rosenstein Award and the 2001 Ama-Boeke Award, and a #5 Times of London best-seller; SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF HERE (HarperCollins, 2001), also a Times of London best-seller; THE ADVENTURES OF FLASH JACKSON (HarperCollins, 2003), an alternate selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club; and THE HUNDRED HEARTS (Thomas Allen/Dundurn in Canada, self-published elsewhere), winner of the 2014 Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award. He is also the author of seven works of fiction for new adult readers, called Rapid Reads, which are published by Orca/Raven books, and which have been nominated for four Ontario Library Association Golden Oak Awards. His work has been translated into fifteen languages. Over the past 20 years he has given numerous talks and workshops on writing and publishing to diverse groups, and is also an experienced adult educator and instructional designer. He is the founder of My Writing Network, a multisite network that allows writers of all types to create their own free websites with the support of a like-minded community. His most recent work is THE BEST POLISH RESTAURANT IN BUFFALO, a self-published, crowd-funded book based on the true life story of his great-grandmother.

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Webinar: Crowdfunding for Independent Authors

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 1-2 PM Eastern Time

Cost: $25.00 USD

Click here to register for this webinar now.

Crowdfunding is a new twist on the very old technique of selling “subscriptions” to a work before it is published. We now use the word subscribe to refer to signing up for a periodical or magazine, but in fact it merely means to underwrite, or to support. So, to crowdfund is to seek support.

There are lots of people willing to give you the support you need to publish your own work professionally. So how will you find them? That’s one of the things we’ll discuss in this webinar. We’ll also discuss using the most popular crowdfunding platforms, how to publicize your campaign, how much money you should seek, and what you can offer in exchange.

Both William Kowalski and Darren Greer have conducted successful crowdfunding campaigns to fund the professional independent publication of their own books. They’re going to share their experience with you so that you can do the same!

Join us for Crowdfunding for Independent Authors and learn how to create a professional-looking book without spending any of your own money. Once you’ve registered, you’ll need to return to this page to make your registration payment below.

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