This event took place on Monday, Feb. 7, 2022

After earning her MFA, Rank Lev embarked on an independent publishing career. Her biggest hurdle, she says, was the stigma, giving up the “validity” of traditional publishing. But in exchange, she understands readers and retailers and how they work together. During her talk, she’ll explode some of the myths of self publishing.

Takeaway Resources

Speakers: Katy Rank Lev (  

Link to PDF of Presentation Slides 


Resources for Getting Started in Self-Publishing 

Jane Friedman, Start Here: How to Self Publish Your Book 

Self-Publishing Formula podcast and facebook group 

The Writing Gals YouTube show and facebook group 

David Gaughran’s books 

K-lytics genre analysis 


Favorite Craft Resources 

Romancing the Beat 

Emotional Wound Thesaurus 


Professional Organizations (not genre specific) 

Alliance for Independent Authors 

Novelists, Inc. 


Cockygate trademark lawsuit 

Romancing the Run-off charity auction