September General Meeting – Reedy Press and a Harvest of Opportunities

Meet the Publisher

Writers are invited to meet with Josh Stevens, publisher and editor at Reedy Press, during the September general meeting of In Print Professional Writers Organization (IPPWO) from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept 10, at the Cherry Valley Public Library, 755 E Main Street, Cherry Valley.

IPPWO members, as well as non-members, may bring their ideas to discuss with Stevens and his representative, Molly Page, and hear what Reedy Press is seeking from writers.

Page is the author of  100 Things to do in Chicago before You Die, a regional best seller. According to Stevens, Page is a marketing dynamo, and is taking the lead for Reedy in acquiring new regional titles on Chicago / Illinois.

Bring Your Book Pitches

Stevens plans to be available to speak with authors individually for 10 to 15 minute time slots, and to take proposals for books.  A variety of non-fiction subjects may be proposed such as history, communities of note, tourism, food, institutions, iconic neighborhoods, guide books, sports. Include your bios and any information on published work you wish to mention in a package for Stevens to review.

“As a publisher we specialize in local nonfiction,” Stevens said. “We’re looking for titles that cover history, sports, food, and other cultural interests, and we love guidebooks. In addition to original ideas, we’re developing a number of series.”

Each title on the series will focus on a region or a regional subject: Unique Eats and Eateries; Park It and Walk; Historical Timeline; This Used to Be. . .; Lost Treasures; Colorful Characters;  Secret City; 100 Things to Do Before You Die.
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Harvest of Opportunities

The Harvest of Opportunities event will also be held during the afternoon. We ask each member to bring contest and market ideas for the coming year, to discuss and share with other members.