Introduction to Self Publishing with FunDead Publications


Introduction to Self Publishing with FunDead Publications

Join Cabot Street Books and FunDead Publications as we delve into the ins and outs of self-publishing. Gathering experiences on both sides of the industry, the goal of this seminar is to get authors off to a strong start in the life of their novel, poetry, short story collection, memoir, and more!

Amber Newberry and Laurie Moran of FunDead Publications will share their experiences and expertise, acquired through the process of bringing novels, anthologies, and many other projects to print.  They will share valuable insights gleaned from their roles as: writers, editors, beta readers, and publishers. Laurie and Amber will cover everything from the various options for self-publishing avenues, to tips on selecting cover art, to ISBN’s, and competitive pricing.

Meg, the Manager of Cabot Street Books, will be providing a booksellers’ perspective on what bookstores like to see in the finished product, along with some best practices on etiquette for when and how to contact them, or any other independent book store.

This is a ticketed event with extremely limited seats available, so keep an eye on this page for when tickets go on sale, so you don’t miss out! Save yourself a ton of research and get the info straight from the horse’s mouth. Let us give you the information you need to create a quality self-published book.

Event date: 

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Event address: 

272 Cabot Street

Beverly, MA 01915

SKU: 02272018

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Andover Bookstore Has Moved!

Change is necessary for the growth of any institution, especially one that is two-hundred eight years old. The Andover Bookstore begins a new chapter in its storied history with the announcement of an exciting move to a new and stunning location.  For decades, Andover Bookstore has made its home in Olde Andover Village (now Andover Village Square), but not always.  Fans of town history may know that the bookstore’s more familiar address is its sixth since 1809. 

By September the Andover Bookstore will be open at 74 Main Street (right next to CVS). Our cozy new home has unique character and loads of charm: detailed ornate woodwork, leaded windows, a soaring ceiling, and a fireplace. Customers will appreciate the ease of access and parking.  With a storefront that faces Main Street, even more readers will be able to discover us.  Despite dramatic change in the publishing industry in recent years, HugoBooks and the Andover Bookstore have continued to thrive. Since the Olde Andover Village complex was sold a few years ago, we have tried hard to come up with terms that meet the Landlord and the Bookstore’s financial needs, but Restaurants and Bookstores are very different businesses and we could not reach an agreement that served both parties, despite long and amicable negotiations. 

Sales are up, thanks to the many in our community (and beyond) who understand the myriad benefits of shopping at local, independently owned businesses.  Wonderful, loyal customers continue to demonstrate their solid support with every visit, and they are never taken for granted.  In our move across the street, we carry with us the commitment to excellent customer service, a varied and well-chosen selection of book and gifts, and the ability to get special order titles quickly.  Fond memories from the old carriage house will endure along with fresh ones to be created in the new “manor” home.  

We welcome you,

John Hugo, Karen, Chris, Roseanna, Hadley, Megan, and Vickie

Read the article in the Andover Townsman about our move here



Why shop Indie?

Why shop Indie?

When you shop at an independently owned business, your entire community benefits:

  • The Economy
  • Spend $100 at a local and $68 of that stays in your community. Spend the same $100 at a national chain, and your community only sees $43.
  • Local businesses create higher-paying jobs for our neighbors.
  • More of your taxes are reinvested in your community — where they belong.
  • The Environment
  • Buying local means less packaging, less transportation, and a smaller carbon footprint.
  • Shopping in a local business district means less infrastructure, less maintenance, and more money to beautify your community.
  • The Community
  • Local retailers are your friends and neighbors — support them and they’ll support you.
  • Local businesses donate to charities at more than twice the rate of national chains.
  • More independents means more choice, more diversity, and a truly unique community.
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