DATE  | February 17th, 2025

UPDATED Time, first time we are trying this:
  • 12:00 pm, Networking
  • 12:15 pm, Introductions & Incentives
  • around 12:30-12:45 pm, Business meeting (we are not sure how long Intro & Incentives will take)
  • 1:30 pm, Speaker

LOCATION   |    Zoom and Hilliard Room of Hilliard Branch, Columbus Metropolitan Library, 4500 Hickory Chase Way, Hilliard, OH 43026. See below for further instructions. Speaker will be via zoom.
TOPIC   | Libby Waterford: Self Publishing Basics

Self Publishing Basics

If you are considering self-publishing your book, join us!

Your self-publishing journey is as unique as your writing journey, and this workshop will help you understand what you need to consider as you start down the self-publishing path. We will cover:

  • Working with editors to get your book publication-ready
  • Packaging your book
  • Distributing the finished product
  • Marketing
  • Advertising

This comprehensive overview includes helpful resources so you can explore each area on your own after the workshop. You’ll get a clear picture of what self-publishing involves (including what it costs!) and can ask questions from a self-published author of twenty novels, novellas, collections, and anthologies.


Attending Our Hybrid Meeting

This program is free for members and prospective members who have not yet visited for two complimentary meetings. For those members who cannot join us in person, join us via Zoom. The password will be posted in the Central Ohio Fiction Writers Google Group, and on the members-only Central Ohio Fiction Writers Facebook page.

If you are not a COFW member and wish to attend this presentation via Zoom, email Please note, the link spans from the moment we open the room to the social half hour through the business meeting and this program.

Per library policy, “Prepared food and non-alcoholic beverages are allowed in meeting rooms.”


About Our Speaker

Libby Waterford is a white woman. Her brown hair is tied back behind her head, and she is wearing glasses and a lacy blue top.

Libby Waterford is the author of the Sawyer’s Cove: The Reboot and the Never a Bride series. She’s obsessed with her pollinator garden, DIY fermentation, and writing swoony first kisses and hopeful happily ever afters. Her steamy contemporary romances mix witty banter and all the feels with a solid dollop of good old-fashioned sexual tension. Libby wrangles her two ever-growing sons and a husband in Fairfield County, Connecticut.

The former President of the Connecticut Chapter of Romance Writers of America®, Libby is also an instructor at the Westport Writers’ Workshop where she teaches classes on romance and genre fiction. She has participated in National Novel Writing Month every year since 2008 and is an eight-time “winner.”
Learn more about Libby at her website.